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June 6, 2020

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Dog is evacuated off the Royal Arch Trail due to heat exhaustion

Boulder County, Colo. - On Friday, June 5, 2020 at approximately 4:21 p.m. the Boulder County Sheriff’s Office was notified of a 100-pound dog with heat exhaustion just outside of the City of Boulder. The dog and the owners were located by City of Boulder Open Space and Mountain Parks rangers near the top on Sentinel Pass on the Royal Arch Trail. The owners had hiked from Chautauqua Park to the Royal Arch and the dog became overheated on the way back down the trail.

Members of the Rocky Mountain Rescue Group evacuated the dog from Sentinel Pass, through Woods Quarry and down to the Mesa Trail, where the dog was transferred to a ranger's truck and taken down to the owners at Chautauqua Park. The rescue took approximately two hours and thirty minutes.

Agencies assisting with this rescue effort included: Boulder County Sheriff’s Office, City of Boulder Open Space and Mountain Parks, and the Rocky Mountain Rescue Group.

The associated Boulder County Sheriff's Office case number is: #20-2499.


/s/ Emergency Services Coordinator - Kelly Lucy