Amber Kohnhorst, 25, a nurse from Minnesota is lucky to be alive today, after falling 100 feet down a cliff during a hike in Utah. She is currently recovering from her injuries at a hospital in Arizona.
Kohnhorst went for a hike on the Rose Cliffs on May 20. She slipped off a rocky ledge, tumbled down the cliff and was stranded for 25 hours, waiting for rescuers to help her. When they arrived she was evacuated and transported to the hospital.
The nurse broke her nose, shattered her pelvis and broke her back in 3 places. She was staying at Cane Beds Inn and the manager there called police when she didn't return.
“This life-changing accident occurred during a volunteer trip to the Best Friends Animal Society in Utah. Since childhood, animals and the outdoors have played a vital role in Amber's life. As a nurse in the Cardiovascular Surgical ICU at the Mayo Clinic, Amber's dedication to caring for others is apparent to anyone who meets her. This trip gave her the ability to combine these passions and give back to the animals that she cares so much about.”
Have a comment? Comment below