GARFIELD COUNTY A Colorado man was rescued Monday morning after spending the night trapped in a narrow slot canyon.
Rob Lougee, 42, of Brighton, Colo., was rappelling in the Three Forks area with his wife and two other people when he got stuck in a canyon that tapered off to about 16 inches wide.
According to a statement from the Garfield County Sheriff's Office, Lougee could not rappel down any farther and did not have the equipment to climb back out of the canyon. The man found a ledge and spent the night there while his wife went for help.
Around 7:45 a.m. Monday, the Garfield County Search and Rescue team anchored a rope to a helicopter, rappelled into the canyon and pulled Lougee out safely.
The man was slightly dehydrated after spending a night in freezing temperatures, but was otherwise fine, according to the sheriff's office.