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Hiker falls down Longs Peak in Rocky Mountain park

The Associated Press
Aspen, CO Colorado
Jess Rassmussen/Rocky Mountain National Park/APA Rocky Mountain National Park ranger rescues an injured hiker Thursday on Longs Peak after the hiker fell.

ROCKY MOUNTAIN NATIONAL PARK, Colo. – A hiker who fell on Longs Peak was rescued with help from a team fighting a wildfire in Rocky Mountain National Park.

Park officials say rangers got a cell phone call Thursday saying that a 28-year-old man had fallen 150 feet down the mountain, which is more than 14,000-feet high. A ranger was flown by helicopter to the summit of Longs Peak, hiked down and reached Spencer Davis of Fraser.

A National Park Service team working on a wildfire in the park helped move the man, who was flown to a Denver hospital.

Park spokeswoman Kyle Patterson says the hiker was conscious and appeared to be in stable condition.

The park is about 70 miles northwest of Denver.

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