Transcript for Teen Hiker Rescued After Falling Into Crevice
We'll turn to a risky rescue to free a teenage hiker. The young girl slipped into a crevasse dropping 60 feet off a popular trail in Colorado and Clayton Sandell has the story. Reporter: This morning a 16-year-old girl is recovering from serious injuries after going on a hike that nearly killed her. The terrain is very rugged. Reporter: The girl falling from the top of horse tooth rock about an hour north of Denver on Monday landing into a steep invest advice stopping just short of a cliff hundreds of feet straight down. Have report of a female that fell off the west side. She fell about 60 feet off the side actually got wedged in between some rocks on the back side. She has ankle injury and minor head injuries. Reporter: The steep rocky terrain making for a difficult rescue. Unable to walk after severely injuring her ankle the girl strapped on a stretcher is carried delicately by rescuers navigating down an extremely treacherous slope. The rescue and nearly half mile hike back out taking nearly four hours before reaching a rescue helicopter waiting to fly the teen to a hospital injured but alive. For "Good morning America," Clayton Sandell, ABC news, Denver. Lucky. Man, thank goodness she is okay.
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