Two people were rescued by emergency responders this week in Rocky Mountain National Park.

On Friday morning, a park visitor called 911 to report that a 30-year-old Denver man had fallen 75 feet in The Trough area of Longs Peak, according to a news release from the park.

The man suffered multiple injuries. Park rangers reached him about 9:30 a.m. and provided on-scene medical care. RMNP Search and Rescue members requested a Colorado National Guard helicopter from Buckley Air Force Base to assist in the rescue because of the remote location of the incident.

About 1:45 p.m., the helicopter crew, using a winch-operated cable, hoisted the victim on board and flew him to Upper Beaver Meadows, where he was transferred to an ambulance and taken to Estes Park Health, the release said. Team members experienced severe thunderstorms and lightning during part of the operation.

About 8:30 p.m. Wednesday, park rangers took a cellphone call about a 53-year-old Alabama man who was severely ill at a wilderness campsite about five miles from the North Inlet Trailhead on the west side of the park, the release said.

RMNP Search and Rescue team members and Grand Lake Fire Portection District staffers hiked to the remote area and provided medical care. The man was assisted to the trailhead, where he was taken by ambulance to Middle Park Medical Center.