North Dakota hiker suffering from hypothermia rescued at Rocky Mountain National Park

Posted at 12:28 PM, Jan 22, 2017
and last updated 2017-01-22 21:04:17-05

ROCKY MOUNTAIN NATIONAL PARK, Colo. – A 58-year-old hiker from North Dakota was rescued Saturday after getting lost and spending the night at Rocky Mountain National Park.

The hiker, identified as Sheldon Seaborn, of Grand Forks, was found in deep snow approximately 300 yards off the North Longs Peak trail, south of Alberta Falls, according to Kyle Patterson, a spokesperson for Rocky Mountain National Park.

Park rangers reached Seaborn and provided advanced medical care after two visitors who were skiing in the drainage found him, Patterson said.

Seaborn was suffering from hypothermia and had additional injuries related to exposure.

“He was evacuated via a toboggan litter to Glacier Gorge Trailhead where he was taken by an Estes Park Medical Center ambulance to the Park and Ride area along Bear Lake Road,” according to Patterson.

Seaborn was then flown by Flight for Life to University of Colorado Hospital.

Over fifteen people were involved in the rescue operation, Patterson said. 


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