Woman seriously injured after fall at Rocky Mountain National Park

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ROCKY MOUNTAIN NATIONAL PARK, Colo. — A New York woman was seriously injured after a fall that landed her in water at the bottom of Ouzel Falls in Rocky Mountain National Park, officials said Friday.

On Thursday afternoon, the 41-year-old hiker fell in the Wild Basin area of the park.

Family members were with the woman when she fell, and bystanders moved her from the pool of water and administered aid.

Rocky Mountain National Park Search and Rescue team members reached her at approximately 3 p.m. and provided advanced medical care.

Team members carried her more than 2 1/2 miles in a wheeled litter to the Wild Basin Trailhead where she was taken by ambulance to Estes Park Medical Center.

Rescue crews encountered a severe thunderstorm, including lightning and hail, during the operation.

The woman’s condition and identity have not been released.