Skier rescued in Fish Creek drainage

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— Routt County Search and Rescue rescued a 23-year-old man Thursday who got separated from his group while skiing in the Fish Creek drainage.

Search and Rescue’s Kristia Check-Hill said the Steamboat man had been skiing at the Steamboat Ski Area, and his group decided to ski out of bounds.

Search and Rescue was contacted at about 7:30 p.m. after the man called 911. He was not injured, but he needed help getting out.

Check-Hill said nine volunteers were involved in rescuing the man. The volunteers skied and snowshoed in, and the man was retrieved at about 10:45 p.m. He had built a small fire by the time rescuers arrived.

To reach Matt Stensland, call 970-871-4247, email mstensland@SteamboatToday.com or follow him on Twitter @SBTStensland

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