TELLURIDE | Bystanders joined first responders in rescuing an elderly couple who had rolled their vehicle 450 feet (137 meters) down a steep mountainside in western Colorado.
The San Miguel County Sheriff’s Office says the incident occurred Saturday afternoon when the Jeep carrying a Montrose couple, both 72 years old, on their way to Telluride went off a road near Royer Gulch.
KMGH-TV in Denver reports that more than 35 people were involved in the five-hour rescue operation.
Officials say the couple, who were not identified, suffered critical injuries and were flown to Saint Mary’s Hospital in Grand Junction. Their conditions were not immediately known.
Information from: KMGH-TV, http://www.thedenverchannel.com