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Woman rescued in Piney area

Vail Daily Staff
Vail, CO, Colorado

EAGLE COUNTY — A 59-year-old Arvada women was rescued two miles up Piney River Ranch Area on the Upper Piney Trail a hiking accident, the Eagle County Sheriff’s Office reported Wednesday night.

The search began just after 1 p.m. Wednesday when the women’s husband called 911 to report that his wife fell while hiking and is believed to have a broken ankle.

Vail Mountain Rescue Group sent a four-person team up on horseback. Piney Stables provided horses and a wrangler to assist with Vail Mountain Group with rescue operations. By 4:30 p.m. the rescue team had made contact with the female and by 6 p.m. she was out of the field and on her way to Vail Valley Medical Center.

“Without hesitation Piney Stables dropped everything to help us help someone in need,” said Sheriff Joe Hoy. “My hat goes off to them. They donated their time and resources to today’s rescue operation. It means a lot.”

Rescuers from the Eagle County Sheriff’s Office, Vail Mountain Rescue Group, and the Eagle County Ambulance District assisted with today’s rescue operations.