Man Rescued Twice In One Month By Rangers In Rocky Mountains

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.”

Rangers Rescue Same Hiker Twice In One Month [The Denver Channel via Fark]