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    The following article was sent from InsideNPS. The article can be found at http://inside.nps.gov/index.cfm?handler=viewnpsnewsarticle&type=Incidents&id=5369.

    ZION NATIONAL PARK Injured Hiker Short-Hauled Out Of Subway Route

    On Saturday, September 19th, a 20-year-old hiker from Boise sustained an unstable ankle injury when she jumped eight to ten feet off an obstacle along the Subway Route. Ranger/medic Ray O'Neil and Dan Hovanec hiked in six miles, stabilized her injury, and spent the night with the injured hiker. Rangers Kelsey Taylor and Derrick Fassbender hiked in additional equipment and escorted the rest of the hiking group out in the dark that evening. On Sunday, Grand Canyon's helicopter and flight crew short-hauled the woman out of the Subway Route to a waiting ambulance. In the area where the incident occurred, a bolted anchor is available to rappel or hand-line down. Despite discouraging the practice, jumping to negotiate obstacles continues to be a frequent cause of injury while canyoneering in Zion.

    Contact Information Name: Brandon Torres, Canyon District Ranger
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