Woman rescued after fall from cliff north of 80C

On June 15 at approximately 12:43 p.m., it was reported to the Larimer County Sheriff’s Office that a 21-year-old woman fell approximately 50 feet down a cliff in the area of Andrews Park Road, 1.25 miles north of mile marker 5.5 on West County Road 80C. LCSO Emergency Services and Larimer County Search and Rescue personnel responded to assist Livermore Fire Protection District, Poudre Valley Ambulance and Air Link with the rescue.

The woman was part of a volunteer group with the Nature Conservancy that was marking plants in the area. After falling, the woman landed on a ledge approximately 50 feet from the top of the cliff. If she had not landed on the ledge, she would have fallen approximately 400 feet more into the North Fork of the Poudre River.

Fire and medical personnel were able to rope down to reach the woman where they assessed her injuries and secured her so she would not fall any further. Larimer County Search and Rescue and other on-scene personnel rigged a vertical rope system to lift the woman up the cliff. At approximately 4:50 p.m., she was carried to an ambulance and transported to a local hospital with serious, but non-life threatening injuries.

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