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Son skis to help dad trapped by Colorado bomb cyclone


MONUMENT, Co. (WFLA/CNN Newsource) – His home was only a mile and a half away, but it took a lot of time and ingenuity for a Colorado man to reach it.

Bill Cooley said a video shows his 17-year-old son skiing through Wednesday’s bomb cyclone to rescue his dear ol’ dad.

According to Cooley, he began what’s usually a 20 minute trip from his Colorado Springs job to his Monument home when the storm hit.

The interstate was closed, so Cooley spent two hours driving through back roads to make it to a truck stop near his home.

He stayed trapped there for about four hours, unable to leave.

Cooley said his son finally strapped on cross country skis and trekked to the gas station to bring him warm clothes and ski goggles.

With the extra supplies, he was able to make the trek home.

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