Monday, May 05, 2008
Falling off rocks: it must be spring
Here's a sign of the season, snapped by Gazette photog Bryan Oller. Colorado Springs firefighters pulled Robi Saunders, 9, to safety on Sunday after he fell about eight feet near Territory Trail south of Ute Valley Park, said fire spokesman Jesse Kruckeberg. Robi injured his knee and hip. Firefighters were also called to another rescue Sunday when a 17-year-old boy fell 20 to 60 feet at Garden of the Gods, Kruckeberg said. The teen, who had been illegally climbing on a rock formation, was taken to a local hospital with a broken bone. As weather warms a new crop of yahoos always seems to spring up on local crags. Often, they have to be harvested from high ledges by the fire department. Of course, when I was younger, before there were rules about climbing in the Garden without equipment, my sister and I did the same thing. Fortunately, dad never had to call 911.
Posted by Dave Philipps at 6:10 AM