Injured Horn Peak hiker rescued after avalanche in Custer County

A hiker was rescued Saturday on Horn Peak in Custer County after she was injured in an avalanche, according to Custer County Search and Rescue.

The search and rescue team was called to Horn Peak around 2:45 p.m., according to a statement on the group’s Facebook page. The hiker, who has not been named, was caught and carried in a soft slab avalanche. She was freed by the rescue team after several hours, just after midnight.

She was evacuated by helicopter and then taken by ambulance to a hospital. Her condition was not immediately clear Sunday.

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