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. 

St. Mary's Falls is located outside of Colorado Springs and can be accessed by a 6.3 mile trail in North Cheyenne Cañon.

Editor’s Note: Help fund search and rescue missions across the state of Colorado by purchasing a CORSAR card at ihelpsearch.org. This is not an insurance card. By purchasing a card, you are helping reimburse teams for costs incurred in providing help to lost and injured hikers, climbers, mountain bikers, hunters, ATV riders, skiers, snowboarders, and more.

Breanna Sneeringer writes about news, adventure, and more for OutThere Colorado as a Digital Content Producer. She is an avid adventure seeker and wildflower enthusiast. Breanna joined OutThere Colorado in September 2018.


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21 rescuers ? i know something like this takes a lot of people but this seems excessive considering at the moment there are many things on hold because "we don't have enough first responders because they need to focus on COVID-19 related issues" ... hmmmmmmm

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