Rocky Mountain National Park rangers don’t typically charge imperiled hikers for rescue operations, but the agency may want to re-think its policy after having to save the same 68-year-old man with elaborate, time-consuming operations twice in a month.
The Denver Channel reports the man injured his leg and arm in two separate falls. The latest rescue effort required the efforts of 10 rangers and took 23 hours.
A park spokesman hinted that the third time may be a charm for the quixotic man:
“If there was an egregious situation, we might consider charges. We encourage people to use good judgment and not travel alone.”