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Rescuers search for injured hiker

Jane Reuter

SUMMIT COUNTY – Rescuers were searching Friday afternoon and evening for an injured hiker, but the woman had not been found as of 6 p.m.

Two metro-area women were hiking early Friday afternoon on the west side of Quandary Peak, a 14,000-foot mountain near Hoosier Pass, when a rock came down from above them, according to the Summit County Sheriff’s Office. One woman fell while moving out of the way of the rock. Sheriff’s officials don’t know how far she fell, but she apparently suffered a head injury. Her friend ran for 25 minutes to get help, according to a press release.

At 6 p.m. Friday, members of Summit County Search and Rescue and Flight For Life were searching for the injured woman. Flight For Life was using thermal imaging to aid in the search.

Conditions in the search area, at 12,000 feet, were not making the rescue any easier. Flight For Life was grounded for part of the afternoon, waiting out a storm, said St. Anthony Hospital spokeswoman Beverly Johnson.

Jane Reuter can be reached at 668-3998, ext. 229, or by e-mail at jreuter@summitdaily.com


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