Hiker rescued during Colorado blizzard

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A hiker who ventured out during a severe snow storm was rescued by Colorado firefighters Wednesday.

The man called for help after he became stuck on Barr Trail near Manitou Springs.

A Manitou paramedic and volunteer firefighter made it to the man first and stabilized him.

It took firefighters about an hour to hike up Barr Trail and about an hour and a half to come back down with the man. He was not injured and is in stable condition.

“We were afraid of hypothermia, which in this type of weather is what we have to be careful of. So, we had to make sure that he was warm right away, and that was the main concern,” Colorado Springs Fire Department Lt. David Watts said.

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