rocksUintah County Sheriff’s Department issued a press release on a 14-year-old girl that fell off a cliff in the Vernal area Sunday afternoon.

The rescue was conducted by Uintah County Search and Rescue and Naples Fire. According to the report, the crew responded to the area about six miles north of Vernal where a 14-year-old girl broke her leg after she slipped while climbing rocks. The rescue was described as a combined high angle rescue team made up of the Uintah County Search and Rescue and Naples Fire Department. They were able to assist Gold Cross Ambulance staff stabilize the teenager, place her in a rescue basket and lower her to the ambulance.

The report stated that the girl was transported to Ashley Regional Medical Center for treatment of scrapes and a broken leg. A full recovery is expected.

The rescue team was also able to retrieve the teenager’s two cousins that were above her on a ledge. The children were at a family gathering when they went rock climbing. The report did not disclose if adults were aware of the children’s plan to go rock climbing nor was there mention if an adult was with them during the incident.

Christensen & Hymas is glad that the injury is not serious or life threatening. Falling from a cliff can result in serious injuries such as head trauma or spinal cord injury. Spinal cord injury (SCI) is damage or trauma to the spinal cord that results in a loss or impaired function causing reduced mobility or feeling.

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Original article by Tiffany DeMasters of Fox13.

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