A 61-year-old man was airlifted to the hospital Saturday with moderate injuries after a tractor he was driving rolled 50 feet down an embankment in Nederland.
The man’s wife called 911 about 12:30 p.m. to report that her husband had been moving wood when the rollover occurred in the 800 block of Cougar Run, according to a news release from the Boulder County Sheriff’s Office. The man yelled for his wife to call 911.
The man was spotted by rescuers down a steep embankment near where the tractor had fallen. Due to the terrain, assistance from volunteers with Rocky Mountain Rescue Group was requested in order to access the man and get him up to an ambulance. According to the release, a medevac helicopter was called to take the man to St. Anthony Hospital in Lakewood, due to the remoteness of the terrain and the severity of his injuries. The full extent of the man’s injuries were not not known, but were not believed to be life-threatening.
The Nederland Police Department, Nederland Fire Department, American Medical Response, Boulder Emergency Squad and Northern Colorado Med Evac assisted with the rescue.