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Skier rescued from Minturn Mile

VAIL ” A skier was rescued Friday from an out-of-bounds area near Vail, the Eagle County Sheriff’s Office said.

The skier was skiing the Minturn Mile route when he got off track and fell into a creek, said Sgt. Greg Daly of the Sheriff’s Office.

He was then not able to move because of hypothermia, Daly said.

Vail Mountain Ski Patrol was able to pinpoint the man’s location from his cell phone, and Ski Patrol and Vail Mountain Rescue Group had the man out of the backcountry by 8:30 p.m., about four hours after the initial 911 call, according to Deputy Jacob Best of the Sheriff’s Office.

Eagle County Ambulance District EMTs examined the man, who was then released to his wife.

The Minturn Mile is a popular backcountry skiing route off the side of Vail Mountain that leads to the town of Minturn.VAIL, Colorado ” A rescue is under way for an out-of-bounds skier near Vail, the Sheriff’s Office said.

The skier was skiing the Minturn Mile route when he got off track and fell into a creek, said Sgt. Greg Daly of the Sheriff’s Office.

He was then not able to move because of hypothermia, Daly said.

Ski Patrol is responding, Daly said at 5:30 p.m. Vail Mountain Rescue Group is also mobilizing, Daly said.

The Minturn Mile is a popular backcountry skiing route off the side of Vail Mountain that leads to the town of Minturn.

Staff Writer Edward Stoner can be reached at 748-2929 or estoner@vaildaily.com.


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