A woman has been seriously injured near Grand Lake after driving a snowmobile over a 150 foot cliff. The woman was renting at the time.
According to a Facebook post by Grand County Search and Rescue (the team that responded to the scene), the accident required an extensive rescue. First, the woman was uphauled to the top of the ridge 150 feet above where she landed before being transported by snowmobile to an awaiting helicopter.
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Grand Lake Fire Protection District and Grand County EMS were also on site to provide assistance during the rescue.
The woman was not immediately identified, though her age was revealed to be 38.
Grand County is a popular spot for snowmobiling, particularly the Grand Lake area. Rolling hills and scenic views just miles from Rocky Mountain National Park have made this a hotspot for trail exploration.
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