Teen breaks leg hiking on Tahoe Rim Trail


A teenager is airlifted out of the backcountry July 24 on the West Shore. Photo/Provided

A teenager is airlifted out of the backcountry July 24 on the West Shore. Photo/Provided

A 16-year-old who fractured his leg had to be airlifted out of the backcountry on Wednesday.

The teen was in Ward Canyon below Standford Rock on the Tahoe Rim Trail.

A California Highway Patrol helicopter airlifted him out July 24. Then North Taheoe fire crews treated him before transporting him to Tahoe Forest Hospital in Truckee.

 — Lake Tahoe News staff report

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