The rescue of an injured woman on the Mt. Garfield Trail head in Mesa County proves challenging for rescue workers Saturday afternoon.
The accident where the unidentified woman broke her ankle, happened near the top of the trail, forcing rescue workers to make the strenuous hike along the narrow trail in order to administer medical assistance.
Reports of the injury to the 37–year–old woman came in Saturday afternoon shortly before 1:00 p.m., with nearly 30 emergency workers, which included the Palisade Fire Department and Mesa County Search and Rescue Team, beginning the rescue efforts shortly thereafter.
Because the accident happened near the top of the trail, emergency crews had to climb the narrow trail, which stretches 2,000 ft. in elevation.
Once the woman was attended to, rescuers brought her to a landing zone near the top of the trail where care flight helicopter crews could transport the woman to St. Mary's Hospital.
The name of the woman has still not been released and according to the Mesa County Sheriff's Office, the woman was hiking with a man in his 50's and two teen-aged girls, ages 16 and 13.
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