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Police officer rescues 2 boys stuck on hillside above Snowmass Village

Officials from the Snowmass Village police and fire departments rescued two teenaged boys who got caught on a steep hillside above Snowmass Village while hiking Saturday.

The boys were able to call for help Saturday afternoon after they got stuck high above the Woodbridge Condominiums but below the Rim Trail at the top of the ridge.

Authorities raced darkness to get the boys to safety. Authorities reported to the dispatch center at 4:10 p.m. that the boys were caught "in a pretty weird spot." A cliff blocked their descent. The boys were reported to be unhurt and "just stuck."

A Snowmass Village police officer climbed the hillside and guided the boys out of the precarious position and to the Rim Trail, according to a report from the field to the dispatch center.

Meanwhile, a rescue team hiked up the Rim Trail South and was traversing north with ropes and climbing gear in case the boys had to be hoisted up.

Officials in the field said the police officer and boys reached the Rim Trail safely at about 4:50 p.m. and were making their way to the south trail head.