Teen hiker rescued from crevice in Colorado

In this photo provided by the Poudre Fire

In this photo provided by the Poudre Fire Authority, search and rescue teams prepare to load a rescued hiker onto a medical evacuation helicopter Monday, Aug. 18, 2014, after a 16-year-old hiker fell and spent about three hours in a crevice near a popular hiking trail in northern Colorado. More than 40 people worked to pull the girl from the crevice on Horsetooth Rock in the Horsetooth Mountain Open Space on Monday. (AP Photo/Poudre Fire Authority) (Credit: AP)

FORT COLLINS, Colo. - (AP) -- A hiker is recovering after falling and spending about three hours in a crevice near a popular hiking trail in northern Colorado.

More than 40 people worked to pull the 16-year-old girl from the crevice on Horsetooth Rock on Monday. They then took turns carrying her stretcher to a waiting medical helicopter.

Poudre Fire spokesman Chris Wolf says the teen broke her ankle in the fall, which happened around 7:30 a.m. She remained conscious and was able to talk to the rescuers.

The Coloradoan reports (http://noconow.co/1tg1ROa ) that the 2.5-mile trail is moderately difficult and requires some scrambling over rocks at the top.

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