Skier rescued after falling 2,000 feet off Colorado mountain
TELLURIDE, Colo.. - A skier in Colorado suffered traumatic injuries after falling 2,000 feet off a mountain, authorities said.
The San Miguel County Sheriff’s Office tweeted that the 32-year-old fell from Mount Wilson outside Telluride on Saturday.
First responders airlifted the injured skier to a hospital in Grand Junction.
Despite the injuries, authorities said the patient was "conscious and alert."
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Mount Wilson is the highest peak in the San Miguel Mountains at more than 14,200 feet.
This story was reported from Los Angeles.