Hiker rescued by helicopter after falling 100 feet down Maroon Peak

PITKIN COUNTY, Colo. — A hiker was airlifted and treated after becoming stranded on Maroon Peak near Aspen on Sunday.

A call for help came into authorities just before 1 p.m. reporting a hiker in distress. The hiker, Keith Brewer of Austin, Texas, reportedly fell 100 feet off Maroon Peak and into a gully.

The passerby reported the hiker was injured severely enough that they would not be able to climb out of the gully without help.

A helicopter from Flight for Life and a Black Hawk helicopter were used to evacuate the hiker.

The hiker was airlifted out of the gully just before 3:30 p.m. and taken to Aspen Valley Hospital.

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