A hiker dropped approximately 20 feet while hiking Tuesday. In an almost identical situation as nearly a year ago, it took several personnel to rescue the woman.

Horsetooth Hiker Falls and is Injured D Dennison
Horsetooth Hiker Falls and is Injured D Dennison

Around 2:30 p.m. Tuesday, emergency personnel got a call that a hiker was in distress. A female hiker had fallen about 20 feet and had fractured her leg on Horsetooth Rock.

Rain and mud made rescue efforts challenging. A volunteer firefighter with PFA was able to reach the hiker, evaluate and treat her injuries.

Several response teams were in the area to assist due to the complicated weather conditions.

Once the woman was stabilized and moved to the parking area, a PVH/UCHealth ambulance transported her to Medical Center of the Rockies in Loveland.

According to a press release, all in all it took 45 rescuers and four hours to complete the extraction of the female hiker.


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