Woman with injured leg rescued in Grand Teton

2014-07-21T13:58:00Z 2014-07-22T10:29:08Z Woman with injured leg rescued in Grand TetonThe Associated Press The Associated Press
July 21, 2014 1:58 pm  • 

MOOSE, Wyo. — Grand Teton National Park rangers rescued a woman who hurt her leg in a remote area of the Teton Range.

The accident happened when 23-year-old Joanna Wang, of Boyds, Md., was descending Garnet Canyon around 4:30 p.m. Sunday. Park officials say Wang seriously injured her leg after she jumped from a rock.

Wang's hiking partners called 911 and a helicopter flew three park rangers to the area. Two rangers hiked to Wang, who was then short-hauled beneath the helicopter to Lupine Meadows.

From there, Wang was taken to St. John's Medical Center in Jackson.

Park officials say they pinpointed the hikers' location using data from a cellphone call.

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