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Guard helicopter called in after teen takes 300-400 ft. sliding fall at Rocky Mountain National Park

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Posted at 12:15 PM, Jul 28, 2019
and last updated 2019-07-28 14:18:04-04

ROCKY MOUNTAIN NATIONAL PARK, Colo. — A 15-year-old boy was injured after he had taken a 300 to 400-foot sliding fall in Rocky Mountain National Park early Saturday morning, according to a park release.

The teen from Boulder fell amid steep terrain covered with a mix of snow, water and rock in the Loft area between Mount Meeker and Longs Peak. He received numerous injuries, the release read.

A search and rescue team reached the teen on the ground around 9 a.m. Saturday and treated his injuries until a Colorado National Guard helicopter arrived and extracted him from the area.

He was flown to Upper Beaver Meadows and was transferred to a Flight For Life air ambulance who then flew him to Children’s Hospital. His condition is not known.