Tuesday, September 22, 2015
Injured Hiker Carried Out From Lumpy Ridge Area of Rocky Mountain National Park
Park rangers reached the man an hour later. The man did not have life threatening injuries but was not ambulatory. Park rangers spent the night with the man and operations to evacuate him began on Sunday morning. The technical rescue took place over steep and rocky terrain.
Fifty people were involved with the litter carry out. Rocky Mountain National Park Search and Rescue Team members were assisted by Rocky Mountain Rescue and Larimer County Search and Rescue. The team reached the Lumpy Ridge Trailhead at 2:30 p.m. and the man was transferred to an ambulance with Estes Park Medical Center.