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Grand Teton National Park rangers rescued a 27-year-old man who injured his foot while hiking in Webb Canyon located in the northern portion of the Teton Range. Michael Zinke of Solvang, California was with a large group of people who intended to traverse the Teton Range over the course of several days from Webb Canyon to String Lake trailhead.  Zinke hadglissaded down a snowfield Wednesday morning and had traveled approximately 50 feet when he struck a boulder with his foot in an attempt to stop. He found he could not bear weight on the foot and his companions called for help that evening. Then Thursday morning, Rangers flew to the site, picked up Zinke and flew him to a landing zone near Colter Bay where he was transferred to a park ambulance and transported to St. John’s Medical Center for treatment.

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