Teenager Rescued by Helicopter in Rocky Mountain National Park
A 19-year-old woman was rescued on Tuesday (July 16) after falling down 80 feet of snow near Andrews Creek, according to a news release from the Rocky Mountain National Park services.
The woman was in the glacier area of the park when she slipped and fell down the 80-foot snow covered trail before landing in rocks. RMNP's search and rescue team found her around 3:30 p.m.
She received advanced medical care at the scene for multiple injuries and hypothermia.
Rescue services determined that a helicopter would be the safest way to remove the woman from the area.
A Colorado National Guard helicopter arrived around 8 p.m. and performed a hoist operation, with the assistance of the Rocky Mountain Rescue Group of Boulder County, to get her into the aircraft.
The helicopter team flew her to Upper Beaver Meadows, where she was taken by ambulance to the Estes Park Health emergency room.