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March 17, 2018

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Hiker Injured After 60-80ft Fall on “The Goat Trail”

59-year-old female taken to BCH with severe injuries

Boulder County, Colo. - On Saturday, March 17, 2018 at approximately 12:50pm, the Boulder County Communications Center received a 911 call about a female who had fallen while hiking along “The Goat Trail,” in the area of 200 Hawthorne Ave., Boulder County, Colorado, just outside the city limits of Boulder. The hiker, 59-year-old Boulder resident Kelli Goodman, fell and tumbled approximately 60-80 feet down a very steep slope. She was ultimately transported to Boulder Community Health with life-threatening injuries.

Personnel from the following agencies responded to assist with the rescue: Boulder County Sheriff’s Office – Emergency Services, City of Boulder Open Space and Mountain Parks Rangers, Boulder Mountain Fire, American Medical Response ambulance, and 22 volunteers from Rocky Mountain Rescue Group. Two volunteer victim advocates with the Boulder County Sheriff’s Office also responded to the scene to offer emotional support and resources to witnesses to the fall, including the patient’s hiking companion. The rescue effort was complete by about 3:00pm.

The case number for this incident is 18-1524.