Man rescued after spending night in deep snow at Rocky Mountain National Park

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ROCKY MOUNTAIN NATIONAL PARK, Colo. -- A 58-year-old man from Grand Forks, N.D., spent an unplanned night in the back country of Rocky Mountain National Park after he became lost Friday while hiking, officials said.

He was found by two skiers Saturday in deep snow about 300 yards off the North Longs Peak Trail, south of Alberta Falls.

The man was suffering from hypothermia and other injuries related to exposure. Park rangers had to use a toboggan to reach the man.

He was taken by an Estes Park Medical Center ambulance to the Park and Ride area along Bear Lake Road, then flown by Flight For Life to University of Colorado Hospital.

Rocky Mountain National Park’s search and rescue team was assisted by Larimer County Search and Rescue in the carryout operation.

More than 15 people were involved in the rescue operation, park officials said.

The name and condition of the man have not been released.

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