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Crane will lift van off rock at Colorado Monument

AP Photo/HO, Colorado National MonumentA1987 Dodge van got stuck on a rock overhang at the Colorado National Monument, near Grand Junction, after the driver sent the vehicle off a cliff in an apparent suicide attempt.
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GRAND JUNCTION, Colorado ” Colorado National Monument officials say they’ll use a crane to remove a van teetering on a rock outcropping at the Western Colorado landmark.

The 240-ton crane is expected to pluck the van off the rock on Thursday.

Authorities say a 34-year-old man drove the van about 120 feet off Rim Rock Drive in an apparent suicide attempt last week. He called 911 when the van got hung up on the rock.



It took two hours for emergency crews to stabilize the van and rescue the driver, whose name hasn’t been released.


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