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Teenage Hiker Rescued After Fall Near Top of Horsetooth [PICTURES]

Rescue on Horsetooth Rock
Patrick Love, Poudre Fire Authority
Horsetooth Rescue
Patrick Love, Poudre Fire Authority

An injured teen hiker was rescued and taken by helicopter off Horsetooth Rock yesterday morning. A 4-hour-long rope rescue and hike led to the teen hiker’s flight to Medical Center of the Rockies in Loveland, after the 16-year old girl broke her ankle in a fall.

The girl reportedly slid about 50 feet, and then fell another 15 feet into a crevice off the main trail up the mountain at about 7:30 a.m. The girl suffered an open fracture to her ankle and minor head injuries in the fall.

Poudre Fire Authority led the rescue with Larimer County Search and Rescue personnel; AirLink2; Larimer County Sheriff’s Office Emergency Services; Larimer County Parks; Fort Collins-911; Fort Collins Natural Areas; Poudre Valley Hospital Emergency Services and Special Operations Response Team.

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Horsetooth Rescue
Patrick Love, Poudre Fire Authority
Horsetooth Rescue
Patrick Love, Poudre Fire Authority
Horsetooth Rescue
Patrick Love, Poudre Fire Authority

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