Ind. man rescued from Rocky Mountain National Park | VailDaily.com

Ind. man rescued from Rocky Mountain National Park

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Vail, CO Colorado

ROCKY MOUNTAIN NATIONAL PARK, Colo. (AP) – Officials have released the name of a man who was airlifted out of Rocky Mountain National Park after sliding down a snow field and breaking his leg.

Park officials identified the man as 27-year-old Matt Martin of Syracuse, Indiana.

Rangers Wednesday afternoon reached Martin in the Lost Lake area of the park about two hours after receiving a distress signal sent through a GPS emergency messenger system.

Martin was airlifted by helicopter out of the park late Wednesday.

A park ranger and a helicopter crew member were unable to fly out and spent the night at a backcountry cabin.