Hurt dirt biker rescued on Shrine Pass |

Hurt dirt biker rescued on Shrine Pass

Steve Lynn
Vail correspondent
Aspen, CO Colorado

RED CLIFF, Colo. ” A dirt biker who broke his leg near Shrine Pass was rescued early Thursday morning, police said.

Rescuers found Pete Rauser, of Vail, near Lime Creek at about 3:45 a.m., according to police. He was taken to Vail Valley Medical Center in an ambulance at about 5:30 a.m.

Rauser’s friend had called police around midnight because Rauser did not return from his solo ride, which he began around 2 p.m., on the Commando Trail.

Rauser’s friend in Red Cliff, where Rauser had parked his car, was worried because Rauser normally returned from his rides before dark, said Deputy Griffin Wright of the Eagle County Sheriff’s Office.

Rescuers searched with Jeeps and a truck and found Rauser, Wright said.

“That’s definitely a long time to be lying out there with a broken leg,” the deputy added.