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Highway 6 Closed Reopens Following Rescue After Base Jumper Crash

CLEAR CREEK COUNTY, Colo. (CBS4) -- US Highway 6 was closed between Golden and Highway 119 for several hours Friday night after a base jumper crashed in the area. The base jumper was using a parachute.

Before it was known exactly what happened leading up to the crash, authorities believed that a hang glider had crashed.

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The Clear Creek County Sheriff, Golden Fire Rescue and the Colorado State Patrol were involved in the operation.

Officials said the person injured is a man in his 30s and he suffered several broken bones but is expected to survive.

The base jumper was rushed to the hospital via ambulance and the helicopter wasn't used in the rescue.

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(credit: Golden Fire)

The Colorado Department of Transportation tweeted that the road reopened at 9:30 p.m.

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