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Search and Rescue teams continue overnight evacuation on Pikes Peak

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Posted at 7:11 AM, Aug 13, 2020
and last updated 2020-08-13 09:11:48-04

PIKES PEAK — El Paso County Search and Rescue is continuing its evacuation efforts Thursday morning of a person who is injured on the north side of Pikes Peak.

A spokesperson with EPCSAR said they have been working over 12 hours after responding to two people on Pikes Peak around 4 p.m. Wednesday.

The evacuation is only for one of those people because of a possible broken ankle and head injury.

Teams have been working to safely get the person off of Pikes Peak and due to the "very dangerous area," it is taking a lot of resources to do so.

As of this morning, EPCSAR is working with Flight for Life for air evacuation. Along with Flight for Life, Teller County Search and Rescue and Army Reserve Aviation Medivac are assisting.

This is a developing story. Stick with News5 for the latest updates.