published Monday, August 18th, 2014

Teen hiker rescued from crevice in Colorado

In this photo provided by the Poudre Fire Authority, search and rescue teams prepare to load a rescued hiker onto a medical evacuation helicopter Monday, Aug. 18, 2014, after a 16-year-old hiker fell and spent about three hours in a crevice near a popular hiking trail in northern Colorado.
In this photo provided by the Poudre Fire Authority, search and rescue teams prepare to load a rescued hiker onto a medical evacuation helicopter Monday, Aug. 18, 2014, after a 16-year-old hiker fell and spent about three hours in a crevice near a popular hiking trail in northern Colorado.
Photo by Associated Press /Chattanooga Times Free Press.

FORT COLLINS, Colo. — A hiker is recovering after falling and spending about three hours in a crevice near a popular hiking trail in northern Colorado.

More than 40 people worked to pull the 16-year-old girl from the crevice on Horsetooth Rock on Monday. They then took turns carrying her stretcher to a waiting medical helicopter.

Poudre Fire spokesman Chris Wolf says the teen broke her ankle in the fall, which happened around 7:30 a.m. She remained conscious and was able to talk to the rescuers.

The Coloradoan reports that the 2.5-mile trail is moderately difficult and requires some scrambling over rocks at the top.

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