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Aspen rescuers find group on hut trip

ASPEN – A person on a hut trip south of Aspen had to be rescued when they became ill Tuesday, according to a statement from the Pitkin County Sheriff’s Office.

Around 5 p.m., the Sheriff’s Office was notified by the Emergency Response Coordination Center that it had received a distress call from a personal locator device stating that a group of five people in the area of Taylor Pass had an emergency and needed help, the statement said.

Five rescuers on snowmobiles from Mountain Rescue Aspen found the hikers, and at 10 p.m. they were being moved to the Barnard Hut until they could be brought out of the field, according to the Sheriff’s Office statement. The group had been on a multi-night hut trip visiting the Barnard Hut and then Opas Hut, both part of the Alfred Braun Hut System, the statement said.

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