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May 24, 2020

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Hiker injures knee on Royal Arch Trail

Boulder County, Colo. - On Sunday, May 24, 2020 at approximately 11:13 a.m. the Boulder County Sheriff’s Office was notified of a 22-year-old female who had injured her knee just outside of the City of Boulder. The hiker was with her friend and was approximately one eight of a mile up the Royal Arch Trail from the Bluebell Shelter 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, performed first aid, and then carried the her out in a litter to the trailhead where she was transported to their car at Chautauqua Park and was then transported to medical care via personal vehicle. The rescue took approximately one hour.

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: #20-2299.


/s/ Emergency Services Coordinator - Kelly Lucy