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Longs Peak Rescue Cost Estimated At $41,000

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The red circle indicates where the stranded hiker is on Longs Peak (credit: Teton Interagency Helicopter/Rocky Mountain National Park)

The red circle indicates where the stranded hiker is on Longs Peak (credit: Teton Interagency Helicopter/Rocky Mountain National Park)

DENVER (CBS4) – Officials have released the cost of a rescue of a man who was stranded on Longs Peak last month.

(credit: CBS)

(credit: CBS)

Samuel Frappier, 19, called park rangers after he became stranded at about 13,000 feet on Long’s Peak. Forty-six people and two helicopters worked to complete a dangerous rescue mission.

The cost of the rescue was estimated at $41,000.

The National Park Service does not charge for search and rescue services because they don’t want people to hesitate to call for help.

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