Carry Out Of Ill Park Visitor At The Loch In Rocky Mountain National Park

Rocky Mountain National Park Search and Rescue Team Members Carry Out Of Patient From The Loch September 14 2015
Rocky Mountain National Park Search and Rescue Team members carry out patient from The Loch

Courtesy Rocky Mountain National Park

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News Release Date: September 15, 2015

Contact: Kyle Patterson, (970) 586-1363

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. 

Last updated: September 15, 2015

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