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Two roads closed in Morrison while responders rescue man stranded on rock outcropping

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By Deborah Swearingen

 Mount Vernon Avenue and Market Street in Morrison were closed as of 6:30 p.m. Tuesday closed while West Metro Fire Rescue works to rescue a man stuck on a rock outcropping. 

The man has not been identified, but first responders climbed the rock fixtures that line Mount Vernon Avenue to reach him. 

Although West Metro spokeswoman Ronda Scholting is on wildland deployment in Durango and did not have much information, she did confirm that a West Metro team is performing a technical rope rescue in Morrison. She did not know the extent of the man’s injuries but said a passerby heard him calling for help and contacted first responders. 

This is a developing story. The Courier will provide updates as soon as possible.