Tuesday, June 17, 2014

Woman Airlifted From Chasm Lake Area In Rocky Mountain National Park

At approximately 4:30 p.m. on Sunday afternoon, June 15th, Rocky Mountain National Park staff received a 911 call regarding an incident near Chasm Lake. A 56-year-old woman, hometown unknown, took a reported 65-foot tumbling, sliding fall on the snowfield between Chasm Junction and Chasm Lake.

Members of the park's Search and Rescue team reached the woman just two hours later at 6:37 p.m. She had numerous injuries. Team members conducted a technical rescue and raised her in a litter back to the snow covered trail. She was carried in a litter to Chasm Meadows and was flown by Flight For Life to a hospital in Lakewood.

No further information is available at this time.


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