A woman fell from the top of Ouzel Falls in Rocky Mountain National Park Thursday and emergency responders faced thunderstorms and hail during her rescue.
The victim, a 41-year-old from New York, was with family members at the time of the accident, according to a park news release. She suffered “multiple traumatic injuries.”
Bystanders in the Wild Basin area of the park removed her from a pool of water at the base of the falls and administered aid.
Park search and rescue team members reached the victim at about 3 p.m. and provided advanced medical care on site. She was carried just under 3 miles, in a wheeled litter, to the Wild Basin trail head and then taken by ambulance to the Estes Park Medical Center.
Thunderstorms and hail hit the area as the rescue was underway. An air response, by helicopter, was not attempted because of the severe weather.
[Local News Story]