Elderly couple rescued after Jeep rolled 450 feet down steep terrain

Photo courtesy of San Miguel Sheriff's Office 

SAN MIGUEL COUNTY — It took dozens of people nearly five hours to rescue an elderly couple Saturday after their Jeep rolled about 450 feet down steep terrain off Tomboy Road near Royer Gulch in San Miguel County, according to a Facebook post from the sheriff's office.

The agency said the man and woman, both 72, were on their way to Telluride when the accident happened. It’s thought the crash occurred some time before the wife was able to place a call to 911, according to the post.

More than 35 people including Telluride Fire Protection District EMS and Fire personnel, San Miguel sheriff's deputies, San Miguel County Search and Rescue and bystanders assisted with the nearly five-hour rescue.

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