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July 15, 2020

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Couple rescued after becoming benighted near Jasper Lake

Boulder County, Colo. - On Tuesday, July 14, 2020 at approximately 7:33 p.m. the Boulder County Sheriff’s Office received a call from a couple hiking in the area of Jasper Lake who became disoriented and were not prepared for the changing evening weather.

The couple, both from Lakewood, started their hike at approximately 8:00 a.m. with the intent of walking from the Fourth of July Campground down the Fourth of July Road to Hessie and then hiking via the King Lake/Diamond Lake Trail back to the Fourth of July Campground.

Members of the Rocky Mountain Rescue Group located the couple in the area of the Diamond Lake Trail intersection just east of Jasper Lake and assisted them out. The sheriff’s office had instructed the hikers to stay at the trail intersection until rescuers reached them. The rescue took approximately seven-and one-half hours.

Agencies assisting with this rescue effort included: Boulder County Sheriff’s Office and the Rocky Mountain Rescue Group.

The associated Boulder County Sheriff's Office case number is: #20-3101.


/s/ Emergency Services Coordinator - Kelly Lucy