Boulder Canyon climber dislodged boulder, was hit in the leg

BOULDER, Colo. - A man rock climbing with his son Thursday was hit in the leg by a boulder he dislodged, according to the Boulder County Sheriff's Office.

Witnesses said Paul Andrews, 57, was exploring some climbing routes with his son, about 3.5 miles from Barker Reservoir,  when he dislodged a boulder.

The boulder hit Andrews' left leg and fell down the slope.

No one else was hurt, but Andrews needed help.

Rescuers said due to the rugged and steep terrain, they performed a technical evacuation, bringing Andrews down to the highway.

He was then taken to Boulder Community Hospital.

His injuries are not considered to be life threatening.

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