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Jun 25, 2010 4:10 PM by Greg Boyce

Hiker rescue underway near Vail

VAIL, Colo. (AP) - Rescue workers are searching for a hiker stranded on the Mount of the Holy Cross near Vail. The Eagle County sheriff's office said Friday they're looking
for a 27-year-old man suffering from altitude sickness.

A Colorado Army National Guard helicopter has dropped a rescue team onto the mountain, one of the best known of Colorado's 14,000-foot peaks.  The sheriff's office got a call at 8:30 a.m. from another hiker in the man's group saying that he was in need of medical attention on the mountain.

The National Guard dispatched a Black Hawk helicopter to help from the high-aviation helicopter training school it operates in nearby Gypsum.

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