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