A Special Forces Troops training exercise turned into a rescue mission after ten military personnel had to be airlifted off a peak in Rocky Mountain National Park Friday, NBC News reported.
A group of 11 people from Fort Carson planned to climb Kiener’s Route on Colorado's Longs Peak on Thursday, but some had trouble “on the upper part of the route,” a ranger said.
The 11 people had to stay on the mountain overnight, but were able to descend by morning to a summit, the ranger said. A helicopter rescued ten of the climbers Friday afternoon after they called for help. One person hiked down on their own.
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Information originally circulated that the group was missing, but they never were.