Man rescued at Lake Haiyaha |

Man rescued at Lake Haiyaha

A 65-year-old man from Tulsa, Okla., collapsed, then rolled into Lake Haiyaha in Rocky Mountain National Park on Sept. 8.

A family member and other visitors were able to pull him out of the water.

Park dispatch was notified of the incident at 11:36 a.m. from a visitor who

had climbed to a spot where they received a cell phone signal.

A park trail crew working in the area responded and provided advanced medical care. A litter team of park staff brought the man down the trail and reached the Bear Lake

parking area. As the rescue progressed, the man’s condition continued to improve, according to statements released by the Park.

The man was taken by ambulance to the Glacier Basin Campground where he was flown by AirLife of Denver to Swedish Medical Center.

There were 18 park staff involved in the field on the rescue, according to Park officials. Lake Haiyaha is 2.1 miles from the Bear Lake Trailhead.

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