By Times and Mail staff, Jan 19, 2018

Chaffee County Search and Rescue-North assisted emergency medical services to help a man suffering from anaphylactic shock while hiking in the Midland Hill area Thursday afternoon.

The 37-year-old man had an allergic reaction to nuts in a marijuana edible he had eaten, according to Chaffee County Sheriff John Spezze

“EMS was able to access him just fine,” said CCSAR-N spokeswoman Nancy Anderson. SAR was called to assist with evacuation off Midland Hill just east of the Arkansas river east of Buena Vista.

“He was doing fine,” Anderson said. “He was transported down from the location, he was talking.

Anderson said it was a “It was a simple evacuation, easy conditions.”

Because the case was a medical one rather than criminal, the man’s name was not released, Spezze said.