Lost skiers near Leadville found by helicopter
December 27, 2009
LEADVILLE, Colo. – Two skiers stranded since Friday afternoon were rescued after being located west of Leadville by a Colorado Army National Guard helicopter.
The Lake County Sheriff’s office says the man and the woman were in good condition when they were found. The pair had used their cell phones Friday to call for help but a search crew was unable to find them in the evening.
The National Guard joined in the search Saturday morning and with the use of a Kiowa helicopter they were able to find the skiers near Turquoise Lake at about 1 p.m.
The names and ages of the skiers were not released.