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May 23, 2020

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Hiker dislocates shoulder off Saddle Rock Trail

Boulder County, Colo. - On Saturday, May 23, 2020, at approximately 11:52 a.m., the sheriff’s office was notified of a 22-year-old male who had injured his shoulder just outside of the City of Boulder. The hiker was with his girlfriend and was slightly uphill of the Saddle Rock Trail, approximately three quarters of a mile from the Gregory Canyon Trailhead when the accident occurred.

Members of the Rocky Mountain Rescue Group, American Medical Response, and the City of Boulder Open Space and Mountain Parks located hiker and his partner, performed first aid, and was then able to walk the party down to the trailhead where he was transported to medical care via personal vehicle. The rescue took approximately two hours and fifty minutes.

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

The associated Boulder County Sheriff's Office case number is: #20-2268.

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/s/ Kelly Lucy
Emergency Services Coordinator