A hiker fell about 20 feet at St. Mary's Falls in North Cheyenne Canon Thursday afternoon, the Colorado Springs Fire Department said on Twitter.
According to the fire department, 21 rescuers, including those with El Paso County Search and Rescue, responded to the scene.
A Flight for Life helicopter was called to airlift the hiker to a local hospital.
A follow-up call revealed that the hiker was a 28-year-old female that was with another hiker at the time of the accident. It's unclear how the hiker fell or how long she was unconscious, though it is known that she gained consciousness again at the scene and was able to discuss her injuries.
The rescue took 5 hours. Further details were not available. No other information was immediately provided.
#ColoradoSpringsFire is w/ @epcsar on a rescue at St Mary’s Falls. Hiker fell approx 20’ at the Falls. @fflco Lifeguard Three is on scene to transport to local hospital. Total of 21 rescuers on scene. pic.twitter.com/6ysb1SK7bY— CSFD PIO (@CSFDPIO) July 23, 2020
St. Mary's Falls is located outside of Colorado Springs and can be accessed by a 6.3 mile trail in North Cheyenne Cañon.