Tree falls on teenager, injuring her, in Steamboat Springs area | SteamboatToday.com
YOUR AD HERE »

Tree falls on teenager, injuring her, in Steamboat Springs area

STEAMBOAT SPRINGS — A tree fell and injured a 16-year-old girl on private land off Routt County Road 44A on Saturday.

The girl’s father told rescuers that she had been sitting on a log when a gust of wind knocked over a beetle-killed lodgepole pine, which fell on the girl, according to Routt County Search and Rescue President Darrel Levingston.

The girl received non-life threatening injuries to her back and leg.

Three Search and Rescue volunteers rescued the girl, carrying her to the county road, where she met a Steamboat Springs Fire Rescue ambulance. The ambulance transported her to UCHealth Yampa Valley Medical Center.

Levingston reminded the public to look around for dead trees when choosing a spot to rest while recreating outdoors.

“With the amount of standing dead trees we have in our area due to the beetle kill and other events, people really need to be cautious of and be aware of their surroundings when they’re out in the woods,” he said. “Sometimes, it’s best just to maybe walk another 100 yards before you stop and rest to get to a safer area.”

To reach Eleanor Hasenbeck, call 970-871-4210, email ehasenbeck@SteamboatPilot.com or follow her on Twitter @elHasenbeck.


Support Local Journalism

Support Local Journalism

Readers around Steamboat and Routt County make the Steamboat Pilot & Today’s work possible. Your financial contribution supports our efforts to deliver quality, locally relevant journalism.

Now more than ever, your support is critical to help us keep our community informed about the evolving coronavirus pandemic and the impact it is having locally. Every contribution, however large or small, will make a difference.

Each donation will be used exclusively for the development and creation of increased news coverage.

For tax deductible donations, click here.
 

Start a dialogue, stay on topic and be civil.
If you don't follow the rules, your comment may be deleted.

User Legend: iconModerator iconTrusted User