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Rescuers Help 9 Soldiers Off Of Pikes Peak

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An image from the rescue (credit: CBS)

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COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. (AP) – A military helicopter rescued nine stranded soldiers who were on a training mission on Pikes Peak, including one who had suffered a broken leg.

Fort Carson spokeswoman Lori Waters says the soldiers rescued late Saturday were from a visiting unit training at the military post outside of Colorado Springs. Waters says she did not have additional information about the unit or the rescue.

pikes peak rescue map1 Rescuers Help 9 Soldiers Off Of Pikes Peak

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El Paso County Search and Rescue spokesman Steve Sperry says the soldiers called for help around 5 p.m. They ran into trouble on a trail about a mile from the top of the 14,115-foot peak.

Sperry says rescuers and soldiers hiked about a mile down the peak with the injured soldier to helicopter landing zone. From there, the soldiers were flown to Fort Carson.

(© Copyright 2012 The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.)

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