Climber airlifted from Eldorado Canyon State Park after 60-foot fall

Apparent equipment malfunction caused the fall

BOULDER, Colo. - Emergency crews rescued a climber who fell about 60 feet in Eldorado Canyon State Park Saturday afternoon.

The man, identified in the release from the Boulder County Sheriff's Office as Wayne Crill, was climbing with a friend on the “Little Peanut Wall” in the state park when he fell, around 12:30 p.m.

Crill was airlifted to St. Anthony’s Medical Center with head and internal injuries, Boulder County Sheriff's Office spokesman Troy Wolf said in the release.

The Boulder County Sheriff's Office said that an apparent equipment malfunction was the cause of the fall.

Members of Rocky Mountain Fire, Rocky Mountain Rescue, Colorado State Parks, and the Boulder County Sheriff's Office all responded to Eldorado Canyon State Park to help evacuate the fallen climber and then airlift him.

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