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Woman rescued from Fish Creek trail

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— Routt County Search and Rescue volunteers helped rescue a woman with a broken ankle on the Fish Creek trail Wednesday afternoon.

Search and Rescue’s Russ Sanford said they were contacted at about 1:30 p.m. to rescue the woman, who was hiking with her husband.

“She rolled her ankle, and it appeared broken,” Sanford said.

Using GPS on the husband’s phone, rescuers learned the woman was a mile and half up the trail by the upper falls.

The woman was in severe pain, and volunteers could have gotten the woman out using a gurney with a wheel on the bottom to navigate the rocky terrain.

After speaking to the woman’s husband, the decision was made to call for a Classic Air Medical helicopter to pick up the woman.

“The quickest, easiest way to get her the most comfortable ride out was to call Classic,” Sanford said.

The woman was flown to Yampa Valley Medical Center.

Sanford said seven Search and Rescue volunteers helped with the mission.

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