Stuck Hiker Used Phone Light To Signal Rescuers

GLENWOOD SPRINGS, Colo. (CBS4) – Crews rescued a hiker who got stuck on the side of Red Mountain in Garfield County for more than seven hours.

rescue Stuck Hiker Used Phone Light To Signal Rescuers

(credit: Post-Independent)

It happened over the Labor Day Weekend, according to the Glenwood Springs Post-Independent.

The hiker had climbed down into steep terrain on Saturday but couldn’t climb out because of loose rock and dirt. He called 911 and shined his phone towards a nearby road to signal where he was.

A helicopter was used to bring the hiker to safety.

Authorities say the incident serves as a reminder to anyone interested in steep technical climbing to have the proper equipment.

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