Mountain Rescue Aspen deploys via helicopter to Capitol Peak, deems rescue unnecessary
A backcountry skier reported Thursday that other skiers could be in trouble on the east side of Capitol Peak.
The Pitkin County Sheriff’s Office sent out a statement Thursday just after 7 p.m. stating that Mountain Rescue Aspen volunteers deployed to assess the situation. A helicopter from Saint Mary’s Careflight out of Grand Junction carried the rescue volunteers over the site, where they spotted the skiers and determined just before 6 p.m. that they were not in need of assistance, according to the Sheriff’s Office.
The volunteers returned to Aspen and the helicopter went back to Grand Junction.
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