Hiker injured, rescued from Horsetooth Rock in Larimer County after fall

FORT COLLINS, Colo. - Crews rescued a woman stuck in a crevice after falling about 65 feet on Horsetooth Rock in Larimer County. Poudre Valley Hospital spokesman Wyandt Holmes said the 16-year-old slid about 50 feet and then fell another 15 into a crack in the rock.

A rescue team reached the teenager around 10:35 a.m. and carried her down on a series of rope systems to the trail. The girl has a compound ankle fracture and many bruises, but is reportedly conscious.

AirLink, a medical helicopter from the Medical Center of the Rockies, airlifted was waiting about 300 feet below the rescue area. The rescue team carried the teenager down and reached the helicopter around 11:40 a.m.

Horsetooth Rock is located in Horsetooth Mountain Open Space Park and is a landmark visible from the plains below. It is west of Horsetooth Reservoir, about four miles from Fort Collins.

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