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August 28, 2020

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Hiker assisted off Mount Sanitas

Boulder County, Colo. - On Friday, August 28, 2020, at approximately 10:23 a.m., the Boulder County Sheriff’s Office received a call requesting assistance for a 54-year-old female from Denver who took a stumbling fall, injuring her leg, shoulder, and head. She was ascending the Mount Sanitas Trail when the accident occurred.

Rescuers were able to locate the patient just south of the power lines on the trail. After assessing the patient, it was decided that the party could walk out under her own power and did not require transportation to a medical facility.

The rescue took approximately one and one half hours.

Agencies assisting with this rescue effort included: Boulder County Sheriff’s Office, Boulder Mountain Fire Protection District, 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: #20-3826.

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/s/ Emergency Services Coordinator - Kelly Lucy