Injured 46-year-old woman helped by good Samaritan

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A 46-year-old woman who suffered an ankle injury during a mountain bike ride Saturday afternoon on the Continental Divide Trail was assisted by a passer-by who helped the local woman back to her car.

Routt County Search and Rescue emergency responders were called at 4:27 p.m. Saturday to a report of a woman who needed help getting back to her car after hurting her ankle while mountain biking on the backcountry trail north of Steamboat Ski Area.

“She just wasn’t sure she’d be able to hobble out,” Search and Rescue member Kristia Check-Hill said. “She was making progress and we were on our way, but before we could get there, a good Samaritan helped them get out.”

Check-Hill said a man on a motorcycle or ATV was able to help the woman, who was with a group of four or five mountain bikers, get back to her car at Fish Creek Reservoir. She didn’t have any more information about the man or woman.

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