Hiker rescued after falling on Fish Creek Trail | CraigDailyPress.com

Hiker rescued after falling on Fish Creek Trail

Matt Stensland

— Routt County Search and Rescue volunteers Monday night safely brought out an injured hiker on the Fish Creek Trail.

The call came in at 7:45 p.m.

A 69-year-old Arkansas man was hiking down from Long Lake when he slipped and fell while crossing a small creek, according to a Search and Rescue news release.

The man had some back discomfort but decided to keep hiking down.

About a quarter mile up from the upper falls, the man decided he could no longer continue.

The man’s brother continued hiking down and found some hikers with a cellphone at the second bridge. After calling 911, the brother continued hiking down to the Fish Creek parking lot, where he gave additional information to Routt County Sheriff’s Office deputies and Search and Rescue volunteers.

One team of rescuers hiked back up, and another team went to Dry Lake and rode in on all-terrain vehicles. They took one ATV down the trail to meet up with the man.

The man was taken by ATV to Long Lake and a Sheriff’s Office vehicle brought him back to Steamboat.

According to Search and Rescue, the man was in good condition, good spirits and did not need medical attention.

Search and Rescue volunteers returned to the downtown rescue barn at 2 a.m.

To reach Matt Stensland, call 970-871-4247, email mstensland@SteamboatToday.com or follow him on Twitter @SBTStensland

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