At 15:20 the GJFD was dispatched to the area of Rough Canyon Falls in the Bangs Canyon Recreation Area for a hiker injured in a fall. GJFD partnered with the Mesa County Sheriff’s Office and the Mesa County Search and Rescue Ground Team to locate the patient. After a low angle rope rescue the patient was transported by CareFlight to St. Mary’s Hospital with life threatening injuries. Grand Junction Fire Department responded with a fire engine, rescue truck, and ambulance.
Grand Junction Fire Department would like to remind the public to always use caution while hiking steep terrain, travel in groups, and tell someone where you are going and when you will return.