Search under way for ill hiker on Mount of the Holy Cross |

Search under way for ill hiker on Mount of the Holy Cross

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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