Misstep While Trail Jogging

April 23, 2016 Posted by: Zion National Park

At 11:45 am on Saturday February 20, 2016 Rangers were notified by park dispatch that a woman had injured her knee hiking a social trail. Rangers contacted the reporting party at the Zion Lodge and obtained specific location information for the injured hiker. The patient was located approximately 0.1 mile north of the Zion Lodge on a dirt trail that parallels the Virgin River.  The patient had severe knee pain and was unable to walk back to her car. The patient stated that she was trail jogging, tripped on a tree root and stepped awkwardly on her right leg and injured her knee. Several on duty Rangers and two SAR team members responded for a short wheeled litter carry out. The patient's right leg was splinted, and she was placed in a wheeled litter. The patient was transported to a nearby road pullout where the park's ambulance was waiting. The patient was transported to Dixie Regional Medical Center for medical evaluation.

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Last updated: April 23, 2016

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