Teen Lands In Neck-Deep Water After 40 Foot Fall

FORT COLLINS, Colo. (CBS4) – Poudre Fire Authority firefighters used a complex rescue technique on Tuesday to help a teenager who fell 40 feet while hiking in Larimer County.

rescue 3 Teen Lands In Neck Deep Water After 40 Foot Fall

(credit: Poudre Fire Authority)

The 14-year-old boy fell from the top of Horsetooth Falls. He landed in a pool of water and was submerged up to his neck.

A firefighter repelled down to the boy, put him in a harness and pulled him to safety.

Fire crews say the boy was cold and wet but otherwise okay.

rescue 1 Teen Lands In Neck Deep Water After 40 Foot Fall

(credit: Poudre Fire Authority)

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