At approximately 2:30 p.m. Monday, September 14, park staff were notified that a 20 year old male from Georgia was having a medical emergency at The Loch in Rocky Mountain National Park. He was unable to walk. Fortunately, a park ranger was in the area and reached the man in less than 20 minutes.
Other park rangers reached The Loch, located 3 miles from the Glacier Gorge Trailhead, at approximately 3:30 p.m. and provided additional emergency care. The man was carried out on a wheeled litter. Twenty-five park search and rescue team members were in the field, including seventeen Alpine Hotshot crew members.
The team reached the Glacier Gorge Trailhead after 7:00 p.m. The patient left in a personal vehicle with a family member.