GRAND JUNCTION, Colo. (KKCO/KJCT)-- You've likely noticed it's beautiful outside. So, lots of people are hitting the trails. However, for Lauren Pleasant and her friends, a hike last week took a turn for the worse.
Sunday afternoon Lauren and her friends went for a hike in Rough Canyon. They reached the top of the lemon squeezers, but while looking for another way down the cliff, Pleasant fell about 50 feet. She ended up breaking her pelvis, femur, ankles, and collarbone. She also sustained injuries to her lungs. Her spine and head were okay, something doctors attribute to the way she fell.
She is now recovering from surgery but her boyfriend, Abraham, who was on the hike with her, said it was a big wake-up call.
"It's still really hard for me to see a cliff, because I have the vivid image of her over it,” said Abraham Selenke, Pleasant’s boyfriend.
Search and Rescue came about 40 minutes after the fall. Pleasant was air-lifted to St. Mary's.
Selenke wants to remind people to stay safe, and always keep an eye out on the trails. Pleasant is expected to make a full recovery. Selenke has set up a GoFundMe for her family to help with medical expenses.
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