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Flat Tops Wilderness Area rescue

A 50-year-old Texas man was expected to be OK after possibly suffering from a stroke and falling as far as 80 feet down steep, rocky terrain in the Flat Tops Wilderness Area on Tuesday morning.

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A Flight for Life helicopter prepares to take off from the Flat Tops Wilderness Area on Tuesday to transport a 50-year-old Texas man who fell an estimated 80 feet from the trail that leads to the popular Devil’s Causeway crossing. Shauna O'Dell/courtesy

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Routt County Search and Rescue crew members and emergency services officials help load a 50-year-old Texas man into Flight for Life helicopter after he fell an estimated 80 feet on the Devil’s Causeway trail in the Flat Tops Wilderness Area. Shauna O'Dell/courtesy

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Routt County Search and Rescue crew members, emergency services officials and bystanders help move a 50-year-old Texas man who fell an estimated 80 feet in the Flat Tops Wilderness Area on Tuesday. Shauna O'Dell/courtesy

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A Flight for Life helicopter lands in the Flat Tops Wilderness Area on Tuesday to transport a 50-year-old Texas man who fell an estimated 80 feet from the trail that leads to the popular Devil’s Causeway crossing. Shauna O'Dell/courtesy

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Routt County Search and Rescue crew members, emergency services officials and bystanders help move a 50-year-old Texas man who fell an estimated 80 feet in the Flat Tops Wilderness Area on Tuesday. Shauna O'Dell/courtesy

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Emergency responders help a man who fell down an embankment Tuesday while hiking toward the Devil's Causeway. Ron Tilley/courtesy

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A helicopter lands to evacuate a man Tuesday from the Flat Tops Wilderness Area. Ron Tilley/courtesy

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