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October 23, 2012
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RMNP staff rescues Austin, Texas man after fall

Rocky Mountain National Park Rangers performed a rescue Thursday night, Oct. 18, of a 45-year-old man from Austin, Texas, who took an estimated 15-foot fall near the Gem Lake Trail on the eastern side of the Park.

Park rangers reached the man at around 10:30 p.m. roughly one mile from the Gem Lake Trailhead, off trail in a difficult area to access.

The man suffered numerous injuries including a serious lower leg injury.

Ten park staff members were involved in extricating the man from a steep, rocky formation and then wheeled the man out in a litter at the trailhead.

They reached the trailhead at around 3 a.m. on Friday, Oct. 19, where the man was transferred by an Estes Park ambulance to Estes Park Medical Center.


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