South Pole Rescue

By: KKTV
By: KKTV

A Colorado researcher who's been waiting in Antarctica to be rescued for more than 5 days is finally coming home.

A rescue flight reached the man this afternoon after making the more than 13 hundred mile trip from British Rothera air station.

Officials say snow and wind delayed the rescue.

The worker, with Raytheon Polar Services in Centennial, is suffering from a bladder infection that may require surgery.

His name has not been released.

According to the crew, the flight took about 8 hours

They plan to get some rest and then leave on the return trip early tomorrow morning.


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