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Woman saved after fall on Arbaney Kittle Trail

Staff Report

A woman who fell on the Arbaney Kittle Trail near Basalt was rescued Friday evening by the Pitkin County Sheriff’s Office, Mountain Rescue Aspen and the Basalt Fire Department.

Authorities said Saturday that they got a call just after 7 p.m. Friday saying the woman had fallen off the edge of the trail and down a steep embankment.

The woman was found off the trail by other hikers. Some of the hikers told the sheriff’s office they heard what they thought was a coyote, but instead was the woman calling for help.

The hikers were able to reach the woman, who told them she was suffering from hip pain. Other hikers walked closer to the trailhead where they were able to call 911.

Mountain Rescue Aspen responded on foot and with ATVs. Once on scene, rescuers anchored ropes in order to reach the victim. She was taken back up to the trail via the rope system. The woman was taken to the trailhead by a specialized rescue trailer attached to an ATV.

The Basalt Fire Department then took her to Aspen Valley Hospital.

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