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Woman injured in fall at Rocky Mountain National Park

Sky-Hi News staff report
Search and Rescue Team members transport an injured woman in a rescue toboggan Tuesday near Emerald Lake at Rocky Mountain National Park.
Courtesy RMNP

A 21-year-old woman from Texas was seriously injured near Emerald Lake Tuesday in Rocky Mountain National Park.

The woman slid 70 to 100 feet down a snow-covered hill into a talus slope on the south side of Emerald Lake, according to a statement from park officials. Rocky Mountain National Park Search and Rescue Team members provided advanced medical care.

Team members then used a rescue toboggan to move the patient from Emerald Lake to the Bear Lake Trailhead to be transported to a nearby trauma center. Officials added that no further information will be released at this time.

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