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Fallen hiker rescued off steep slope below Castle Rock

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WENATCHEE, Wash. -

Wednesday evening an injured female hiker was rescued off a steep slope below Castle Rock, a popular hiking area in Wenatchee. 

According to the Chelan County Sheriff's Office, the RIVERCOM 911 center received the first report of the fall around 3:43 p.m. from the hiker's friend. According to the friend, 18-year-old Erika Juarez had fallen at least 20 feet near the top of the Castle Rock formation, and slid an additional 50 feet down a slope before coming to rest on the side of a steep hill. 

Juarez was found approximately 400 feet up hill from the base of the slope. According to the Sheriff's Office, Juarez suffered a compound fracture to one ankle and an internal fracture to the other. She also had a dislocated knee, lacerations and was advising of back and neck pain.

It took nearly 3.5 hours to safely remove Juarez from the slope. She was transported to Central Washington Hospital in Wenatchee for treatment. 

She was taken to the hospital in serious condition, but is currently listed as stable. 

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