Crews locate two missing hikers alive in Eagle County |

Crews locate two missing hikers alive in Eagle County

The Denver Post
Mount of the Holy Cross in the Holy Cross Wilderness area of the Sawatch Range during a fly-over of the proposed Hidden Gems Wilderness Areas in Eagle and Summit County, CO.
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UPDATE: The two missing hikers have been located and extracted from the Mount of Holy Cross. They are both safe and in good health.

The Eagle County Sheriff’s Office and the Vail Mountain Rescue Group would like to thank the High-Altitude Army National Guard Aviation Training Site, Flight for Life, Alpine Mountain Rescue, Rocky Mountain Rescue, Summit County Mountain Rescue, Garfield County Mountain Rescue, Aspen Mountain Rescue, Salvation Army and Colorado Division of Fire Prevention and Control for their hard work and assistance in locating these two individuals safely.

Search and rescue crews in Eagle County were looking Wednesday for two teen hikers who were long overdue from a trip to the summit of the 14,005-foot Mount of the Holy Cross.

Jessie Mosher, spokeswoman for the Eagle County Sheriff’s Office, said the pair — a 17-year-old boy and 18-year-old man — from Colorado Springs were supposed to have returned on Tuesday but had not been heard from since. They were reported overdue by family members.


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