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CHAFFEE COUNTY, Colo. – A Chaffee County deputy says a 13-year-old girl who is the lone survivor of a deadly rock slide told him her father shielded her with his body as the rocks roared down.
The massive rock slide, said to be several football fields long, rumbled down on a group of about six family members hiking at Agnes Vaille Falls around 11 a.m. Monday, the Chaffee County Sheriff’s Office said.
The teen, identified as Gracie Johnson, was rescued and flown to Children’s Hospital in Aurora.
“I heard a scream next to me — I saw a hand sticking out underneath the boulder,” Deputy Nick Tolsma told Good Morning America.