Posted: Jul 2, 2010 6:43 AM by David Ortiviz, News First 5
A hiker who fell on Longs Peak in Rocky Mountain National Park in Colorado has been rescued by park rangers and flown to a Denver hospital.
Park officials say rangers got a cell phone call at about 2 p.m. Thursday saying that a 28-year-old man had fallen 150 feet down the 14,259-foot mountain. A ranger was flown by helicopter to the summit of Longs Peak, hiked down and reached the man at about 4 p.m.
A National Park Service team working on a wildfire in the park helped move the man, who was flown to a Denver hospital around 7 p.m.
Park spokeswoman Kyle Patterson says the hiker was conscious and appeared to be in stable condition.
The park is about 70 miles northwest of Denver.