Hurt climber rescued after fall in Poudre Canyon |

Hurt climber rescued after fall in Poudre Canyon

FORT COLLINS – Authorities say a climber was injured when she was struck by a rock and fell about 20 feet in Poudre (POO’-dur) Canyon northwest of Fort Collins.

The Larimer County Sheriff’s Department says the climber was taken to Poudre Valley Hospital early Monday after an hours-long rescue hampered by rugged terrain and darkness.

The sheriff’s department says the climber is a 31-year-old woman from Fort Collins. Her name hasn’t been released.

Authorities say she suffered a broken ankle, a crush injury to her hand and head lacerations. She was wearing a helmet.

The sheriff’s department says the woman’s climbing companion alerted deputies about the accident at about 6 p.m. Sunday.

Larimer County Emergency Services, Larimer County Search and Rescue, Poudre Canyon Fire Protection District and Poudre Valley Ambulance participated in the rescue.

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