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August 21, 2021

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Hiker assisted out after injuring ankle on the Flatiron Loop Trail west of Boulder

Boulder County, Colo. - On Saturday, August 21, 2021 at approximately 12:08 p.m. the Boulder County Sheriff’s Office was notified of a female hiker with an ankle injury on the Flatiron Loop Trail above the Bluebell Shelter west of Boulder.

City of Boulder Open Space and Mountain Parks rangers located the injured 34-year-old Boulder resident on the Flatiron Loop Trail just east of the Third Flatiron Access Trail. The rangers splinted the female’s ankle and members of the Rocky Mountain Rescue Group package her in a litter and carried her to the Bluebell Shelter. A ranger then transported her to the Chautauqua Cottage where she took private transportation to seek medical treatment. The rescue took approximately one and one-half hours.

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 21-3991.


/s/ Emergency Services Supervisor - Kelly Lucy