Fallen climber rescued in Rocky Mountain National Park

Rescuers have reached a 21-year-old climber who was stuck overnight on a mountainside in Rocky Mountain National Park, a park spokeswoman said Sunday.

The man, whose name was not released, activated a personal locator beacon Saturday night.

He was injured in a tumble down the mountainside and landed in a steep "scree area" full of loose rocks, according a news release.

"Our rescuers reached him around 12:15 p.m.," Kyle Patterson, a RMNP spokeswoman, told The Denver Post.

Later in the afternoon, the team was finishing rigging to extract and lower the climber. He then would walk out or be carried out, Patterson said, depending on his condition.

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