BREAKING: 5 Hikers Trapped Under Car-Sized Boulders in Colorado Rockslide

Published:6:12 pm EDT, September 30, 2013| Updated:7:10 pm EDT, September 30, 2013|
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The Chaffee County Sheriff in south central Colorado has told the media that five people are trapped under large rocks close to Mount Princeton at Agnes Vaille Falls, reports The Denver Post.

This is a breaking story so please stay tuned for updates.

Here's what we know so far:


1. One Injured Person Was Airlifted From the Scene

A 13-year-old girl was airlifted from the scene with serious injuries, she was taken to an area children's hospital.


2. Reports Suggest it's a Family That Are Trapped

The girl was hiking with her family (who are believed to be the other trapped people). Local radio reporter Robbyn Hart is tweeting that the other five victims are dead:


3. The Boulders Are Reported to be 'Half the Size of a Car'

The rockslide happened at around 8 a.m. local time with Sheriff Pete Palmer telling the media that the boulders are about "half the size of a car."


4. The Family Were Found by Sniffer Dogs

The sheriff's office were able to locate the stricken family with help from the K-9 unit from the nearby Buena Vista Police Department.


5. The Rockslide Occurred in One of the Areas Most Renowned Hiking Trail

The area around the rockslide is a hugely popular area for rock climbers and hikers.

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