Two critically injured after traveling through aqueduct pipe in Winter Park |

Two critically injured after traveling through aqueduct pipe in Winter Park

Two Grand County residents suffered serious injuries passing through a 100 yard aqueduct pipe Saturday in Winter Park.

Police responded to a call around 1:50 p.m. about a woman found with facial trauma and a broken leg in a canal east of the Lakota Subdivision, according to Fraser Winter Park Police Department.

A news release says officers also found a man unresponsive in the water about 200 yards north of where the woman was found in the canal, which runs parallel with Forest Service Road 128.

Both of them were taken by helicopter to St. Anthony Hospital in Lakewood.

Police believe the pair were swimming in the canal close to the entrance of an aqueduct pipe and somehow ended up traveling about 100 yards through the pipe to where it dumps into a lower canal.

Evidence at the scene suggests alcohol may have been a contributing factor, according to police, who have not released the victim’s names because the investigation is ongoing.

Responding agencies included the Fraser Winter Park Police Department, the Grand County Sheriff’s Office, Grand County EMS and East Grand Fire.

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