(DENVER) – Three people suffered life-threatening injuries after a hot air balloon crashed near Swim Beach on Chatfield Reservoir south of Denver on Sunday morning, authorities said.
The crash was on land and some passengers were being transported, authorities reported.
The Jefferson County Sheriff’s Office posted an update on Twitter on Sunday:
“3 passengers were transported with non-life-threatening injuries. 3 others are fine. Believe that a strong gust of wind caused the balloon to crash. The scene has been cleared and Chatfield State Park is fully open and operational for Father’s Day. “
ABC News’ Matthew Fuhrman contributed to this report.
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