A Kansas man is facing a hefty bill after being rescued from a hike in Colorado.
David Seals told the Topeka Capital-Journal that he's disputing the more than $5,000 charge. The rescue happened early in June in Clear Creek Canyon.
It took ten hours for rescuers to reach the injured Seals on the side of a mountain and lower him more than 600 feet. His brother and a friend who were hiking with him climbed out and went for help.
The rescue bill came from the Golden, Colorado, Fire Department, the first squad on the scene.
A Fire Department spokeswoman says it's so high because the rescue happened in the middle of the night in the rain and in very dangerous conditions. She say there's a chance the bill could be negotiated if Seals contacts the department.
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