December tallies 11 rescue missions in Vail Valley

6th January, 2016 by

By Edward Stoner

EAGLE COUNTY — In the month of December, Vail Mountain Rescue Group was called out 11 times. Below are summaries of the most significant of those missions.• At 7:45 p.m. Dec. 4, Vail Mountain Rescue Group dispatched five rescuers on snowmobiles to Fowler Hilliard Hut, above Camp Hale, to evacuate a hiker who was suffering from altitude sickness and was having difficulty breathing. The rescuers reached the hut at around midnight and evacuated the sick hiker to the trailhead. All rescuers were out of the field by 3 a.m. on Dec. 5.• At 9:45 p.m. Dec. 15, five rescuers were …

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