Crews Make Contact With Injured Hiker

GENESEE PARK, Colo. (CBS4)– Crews made contact with an injured hiker in Genesee Park about three hours after she called for help on Friday night.

Crews totalling more than 40 people had been searching for the woman in her mid-to-late 20s since 6:45 p.m. Friday in the Chief Hosa exit between Interstate 70 and Highway 6.

They finally made contact with her just after 10 p.m. Friday and believed they would reach her soon.

The woman, who has not been identified, was alone on a trail and fell. She had been texting with her husband until her phone went silent.

Authorities worked to determine her location by triangulating her cell phone but it was difficult because of spotty cell service in the area.

Searchers used night vision while looking for the woman. The trail is not considered a technical hike but has a lot of elevation change.

Crews remain hopeful they will bring the woman down from the trail on Friday night.

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