A hiker got stuck in the cold in North Cheyenne Canyon in southwest Colorado Springs for several hours Saturday morning before firefighters rescued them.
Colorado Springs firefighters responded about 6:50 a.m. to a call of a hiker who was stuck on steep terrain in the canyon and unable to move, according to the Colorado Springs Fire Department in a video posted on Facebook.
Rescue crews located the hiker with a drone and hiked to the person to begin a rope rescue. Rescuers used the rope system to bring the hiker down the side of a rocky ledge.
The hiker was off the mountain by 9:22 a.m., according to the department.
The hiker was taken to a hospital with some injuries and frostbite.
A few firefighters also suffered cold exposure during the rescue and were warmed up at the scene.
Colorado Springs had a high temperature of only 8 degrees Saturday morning as an arctic cold blast swept through the state Friday night. Single-digit temperatures above and below freezing and wind chills as low as minus 30 degrees are likely across the Front Range and eastern Colorado through Tuesday morning.