• Allegheny Co. woman rescued in Grand Teton National Park in Wyoming

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    MOOSE, Wyo. (AP) - National Park Service rangers rescued a 28-year-old Pennsylvania woman who slipped on snow while climbing down the Middle Teton mountain in Grand Teton National Park in northwest Wyoming last weekend.

    Rescuers were call about 7:45 p.m. Saturday by Deidre DeSantis, of Oakdale, Pennsylvania, who reported she was stranded on a ledge after falling about 30 feet (9.1 meters).

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    She had been climbing the Middle Teton with a friend but the two became separated.

    DeSantis was located early Sunday when rescuers in a helicopter spotted the light from her headlamp. A rescuer was lowered to join her about 8:15 a.m. Sunday but poor weather conditions prevented her from being taken out by helicopter until about 3 p.m.

    DeSantis was exhausted and cold but suffered only minor injuries.


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