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October 11, 2020

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Female hiker evacuated from Skunk Canyon Trail

Boulder County, Colo. - On Friday, October 9, 2020, at approximately 2:23 p.m., the Boulder County Sheriff’s Office received a call requesting assistance for a 42-year-old female from Aurora, CO who took a stumbling fall, injuring her head. She and her companion were returning from a hike on the Skunk Canyon Trail when the accident occurred.

Rescuers used the NCAR/Skunk Canyon Trailhead to access the patient. After her injuries were stabilized, rescuers evacuated her in a wheeled litter to an AMR ambulance who transported her to a local medical facility.

The rescue took approximately one hour.

Agencies assisting with this rescue effort included: Boulder County Sheriff’s Office, City of Boulder Fire Department, Rocky Mountain Rescue Group, City of Boulder Open Space and Mountian Parks and American Medical Response.

The associated Boulder County Sheriff's Office case number is: #20-4516.


/s/ Emergency Services Coordinator - Kelly Lucy