A couple is critically injured after their Jeep rolled 450 feet down the side of a mountain near Telluride on Saturday, officials said.
More than 35 people, from emergency responders to bystanders, worked for five hours to rescue the couple, both 72 years old, the San Miguel County Sheriff’s Office said.
“It’s believed the incident occurred some time before the wife was able to call to 911,” the Sheriff’s Office said.
The couple, who were not identified, were taken to a hospital, the Sheriff’s Office said.
Multi-agency technical rope rescue with was required to rescue a couple who rolled their Jeep approximately 450 ft down steep terrain off Tomboy Road near Royer Gulch on their way to Telluride. It’s believed the incident occurred some time before the wife was able to call to 911. pic.twitter.com/GOxmUoxDR9— San Miguel Sheriff (@SheriffAlert) August 18, 2019
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