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October 23, 2021

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Hiker injured in fall from Bear Canyon Trail

Boulder County, Colo. - On Saturday, October 23, 2021 at approximately 12:23 p.m., the Boulder County Sheriff’s Office received a report of a hiker who had fallen from the Bear Canyon Trail just west of the Mesa Trail. The 74-year-old hiker from Boulder, CO fell approximately 30 feet down the embankment.

A ranger from the City of Boulder Open Space and Mountain Parks was first to arrive and found the hiker on the hillside hang onto a tree. The Rocky Mountain Rescue Group arrived and secured the hiker with a rope to keep her from sliding further down the embankment. She was secured into a litter and carried back up the slope to the Bear Canyon Trail where she was then carried a short distance to an American Medical Response (AMR) ambulance and transported to a Boulder area hospital. The rescue took approximately two hours.

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

The associated Boulder County Sheriff's Office case number is 21-5127.


/s/ Emergency Services Supervisor - Kelly Lucy