Man rescued after night out in mountains above Vail | AspenTimes.com
YOUR AD HERE »

Man rescued after night out in mountains above Vail

EAGLE COUNTY, Colo. – Anthony Bowerman, 42, of Aurora, Colo. was rescued Sunday morning after a night outside in the mountains above Vail.

The search and rescue effort began Saturday at about 4:30 p.m. after Bowerman became separated from a group that was skiing down from the Peter Estin Hut.

Bowerman built a snow cave to help him get through the night. In the morning, Bowerman started down the hill again, noticed the helicopter, and waved it down.



Two Blackhawk helicopters flown by pilots from the Colorado National Guard High Altitude Aviation Training Center assisted with the rescue operation. Bowerman was rescued shortly after 8 a.m. Sunday.

The search and rescue involved the Eagle County Sheriff’s Office, Vail Mountain Rescue Group and the Colorado National Guard.


Support Local Journalism

Support Local Journalism

Readers around Aspen and Snowmass Village make the Aspen Times’ work possible. Your financial contribution supports our efforts to deliver quality, locally relevant journalism.

Now more than ever, your support is critical to help us keep our community informed about the evolving coronavirus pandemic and the impact it is having locally. Every contribution, however large or small, will make a difference.

Each donation will be used exclusively for the development and creation of increased news coverage.

 

Start a dialogue, stay on topic and be civil.
If you don't follow the rules, your comment may be deleted.

User Legend: iconModerator iconTrusted User