Special forces from Fort Carson rescued from Longs Peak

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ROCKY MOUNTAIN NATIONAL PARK, Colo. -- Military special forces were rescued from Longs Peak in Rocky Mountain National Park on Friday afternoon.

A helicopter was brought in to fly the group off the summit.

The special forces from Fort Carson were on a training mission when two of the personnel got altitude sickness, according to Lt. Sean Ryan at Fort Carson.

Rocky Mountain National Park said the military personnel requested assistance on Kiener's Route on Thursday night.

The group was not planning to stay overnight in the area and self-rescued by assisting each other to the summit.

RMNP said 43 park personnel were deployed.

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