ACADIA NATIONAL PARK, Maine (NEWS CENTER)-- On June 10 Neala Fugere was rock climbing with a friend in Acadia National Park. She said she found a ledge on Monument Cove and started climbing. She ended up losing her grip, and falling about 30 feet.
"When I landed, that's about all that I remember. I do remember falling and landing and then after that my brain just sort of shut down," Fugere said.
Fugere said she is an adventurous person and that she wanted try rock climbing, but she did not have any safety equipment with her.
"I just got over excited without a whole bunch of experience, and ended up way higher than I probably should have been without a crash pad or ropes or things like that," Fugere said.
Fugere said she ended up shattering her right ankle, fracturing her left ankle, two vertebrae, her collar bone, a couple of ribs, and her skull. She believes her injuries could have been worse if it was not for the immediate help she received.
"It was one of those times where everything just happened, everyone was in the right place at the right time, basically and lifeflight got to me right away," Fugere said.
Fugere said she just started to put some weight on her left foot and has about another month of recovery time left.