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Teen Breaks Ankle, Airlifted Out of Tahoe Forest to Hospital

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Courtesy: Dave Zaski, North Tahoe Fire Protection District Courtesy: Dave Zaski, North Tahoe Fire Protection District
Courtesy: Dave Zaski, North Tahoe Fire Protection District Courtesy: Dave Zaski, North Tahoe Fire Protection District

A teenager is recovering in the hospital after being airlifted out of the Lake Tahoe forest backcountry with a broken ankle.

North Lake Tahoe Fire Protection District representatives tell us the unidentified 16-year-old was hiking Wednesday on the Tahoe Rim Trail at Stanford Rock in Ward Canyon when the teen suffered a broken ankle.

After a cell phone call to authorities, the teen was then airlifted by CHP helicopter to Tahoe Forest Hospital in Truckee for treatment. There's no immediate word on the severity of the injury.

Officials remind all hikers to carry water, food and a cell phone in case something happens. Also, let others about your hike and give them times when you expect to leave and arrive at  your destination.

 

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