A rescue mission has been launched for ten Fort Carson military personnel who have been stranded in the Rocky Mountain National Park.
According to the Colorado Division of the Fire Prevention and Control, the service members are located on Long Peaks- one of the tallest summits in the park.
The service members requested assistance last night on Long Peak’s Kiener’s route, which is not a hiking route and requires rock and ice climbing.
MMA328 has been sent to Rocky Mtn. National Park for a search and rescue (SAR) for 10 overdue military personnel on Long’s Peak. #COFire
— COFirePrev&Control (@COStateFire) June 3, 2016
The Rocky Mountain National Park said some of the personnel were have difficulty with the climb training, according to KVDR.
Park rangers are planning an evacuation which includes forty three park personnel and helicopters.
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