I heard bits of this coming in and out of meetings earlier today. News side reports:
Rescue teams made their way this afternoon to an injured paraglider stuck on Mount Herman west of Monument.
About 11:30 a.m. today authorities got a call about a man in a yellow glider stuck on a rocky outcropping about three-quarters of the way up Mount Herman’s east side, said Capt. John Vincent of the Tri-Lakes Fire Protection District.
A Memorial Hospital helicopter located the man, who gave crews a thumbs up sign while walking around, apparently looking for his equipment, Vincent said. Crews decided to call off the rescue, but then the stuck man radioed his partner and said he needed help getting down the mountain, Vincent said.
The man is injured, but it is uncertain whether he’ll have to be airlifted off the mountain.