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Good Samaritan helps rescue injured hunter in Green Mountain Falls

November 9, 2017 Updated: November 9, 2017 at 4:12 pm
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photo - The patient is moved to the LZ via a low angle rope system and wheeled litter. (Photo by: Ute Pass Regional Ambulance District)
The patient is moved to the LZ via a low angle rope system and wheeled litter. (Photo by: Ute Pass Regional Ambulance District) 

A good Samaritan helped rescue an injured hunter in Green Mountain Falls Wednesday night.

The hunter had a serious leg injury and was suffering from hypothermia - the person's body temperature was becoming dangerously low.

Although only a half-mile from the nearest road, the injured hunter couldn't be reached even by off-road vehicles because of the steep terrain. Paramedics from Teller County walked up the steep hill, warmed the patient and provided advanced life support.

Because of the difficult evacuation, Teller County requested backup from El Paso County Search and Rescue, the Manitou Fire Department and the Divide Fire Protection District. The person who assisted in the rescue created a landing zone for a medical helicopter by clearing dead trees with a chain saw.

The helicopter took the injured hunter to a Colorado Springs hospital.

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