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July 4, 2019

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Backpacker Rescued From Beaver Reservoir Area

Backpacker Rescued From Beaver Reservoir Area

Boulder County, Colo. -On Thursday, July 4, 2019 at approximately 10:15 a.m., the Boulder County Sheriff’s Office was notified of a Boy Scout in the area of Forest Service Road 707E and the Sour Dough Trail who was in anaphylactic shock due to ingesting sunflower seed products.

The initial incident occurred at approximately 9:32 a.m. and staff members who were with the juvenile administered an epi pen within three minutes. The incident was reported via 911 to the Boulder County Communications Center and rescuers were dispatched to the area. Two Boy Scouts met officials with the Indian Peaks Fire Protection District, the Rocky Mountain Rescue Group and American Medical Response (AMR) medics and led them into the area where the patient was located. AMR medics administered additional medications in order to stabilize the patient.

Additional rescuers from the Rocky Mountain Rescue Group hiked to the scene with evacuation equipment and after preparing the patient for transport, carried him approximately one mile to the ambulance. The rescue took approximately four hours and AMR transported the patient to Boulder Community Health.

Agencies assisting with this rescue effort included: Boulder County Sheriff’s Office, Indian Peaks Protection District, American Medical Response (AMR), and the Rocky Mountain Rescue Group.

The associated Boulder County Sheriff's Office case number is: #19-3735.


/s/ Emergency Services Coordinator - Kelly Lucy