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Contact: Kyle Patterson, (970) 586-1363
A 60-year-old male suffered a leg injury in a sliding fall on the Twin Sisters Trail earlier today. Because the location of the injured man is just outside the boundary of the park, Rocky Mountain National Park Search and Rescue Team and the Larimer County Search and Rescue Team initiated a unified command for the operation. Rocky Mountain Rescue is also assisting. Park rangers were notified of the injury early this afternoon via cell phone by the man’s hiking partner.
Search and Rescue team members reached the man at approximately 4:15 p.m. and provided advanced medical care. Team members have encountered numerous fallen trees and continue to deal with extremely strong winds. Rescuers are using a sled type litter for the evacuation. The rescue teams are expected to reach the trailhead by 9:30 p.m. The patient will then be taken by ambulance to the Estes Park Medical Center.
More than thirty people are involved in the rescue operation. No further information is available at this time.