A close call for a Fremont County woman, who is in stable condition Monday morning after falling during a rock slide.
The Fremont County Sheriff's Office says 20-year-old Brandi Blankenship was hiking with friends in the Phantom Canyon area Sunday when she fell 20 feet, and then was hit by a rock that dislodged above her. She was navigating through a rock slide 600 feet above her at the time of her accident.
Officials worked for more than three hours to rescue her, having to utilize a high-angle rope technique. The Sheriff's Office, Fremont Search and Rescue, the Florence Fire Department and the U.S. Forest Service all took part in the high-angle rescue.
Blankenship was transported to Parkview Medical Center in Pueblo after her rescue.
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