Trio Injured in Colorado Tent Collapse

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August 18, 2010 by   - () Leave a Comment

A tent that collapsed about 5 p.m. Monday (Aug. 16) injured three people at the Carter Knolls Campground in northern Colorado, The Coloradoan, Fort Collins, reported.

One of the tent’s poles struck a man in the leg, partially amputating his leg, said Roylene Sterkel of the Loveland Fire Community Safety Division.

Members of the Berthoud Fire Department responded to the incident and arrived on scene about 5:20 p.m. Monday.

Two other people sustained less-serious injuries when the tent collapsed. All three were transported to Medical Center of the Rockies, Sterkel said. The people gathered at the campgrounds were affiliated with the University of Colorado at Denver.

Berthoud Fire Department spokesperson Debra Graves said the tent was a large army-style structure. One of the tent's wooden support poles snapped when wind picked up during a thunderstorm in the area, Graves said.

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