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September 5, 2022

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Hiker on Chautauqua Trail Collapses

Boulder County, Colo. -

On Monday, September 4, 2022 at approximately 10:21 a.m., Boulder County Communications was notified of a hiker who had collapsed in the area of the Chautauqua Trail at Chautauqua Park, just west of Boulder.

The 57-year-old male from out of state was hiking with family when he collapsed and stopped breathing. Member of his hiking party immediately called 911 while bystanders who had also been hiking in the area initiated CPR. Rescuers and paramedics arrived on scene shortly after and took over for the bystanders. Care was provided on scene and the male was transported out to the trailhead and transferred to a waiting ambulance. He was transported to a local hospital for further care.

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

The associated Boulder County Sheriff's Office case number is: #22-04406.


/s/ Ryan Singer, Emergency Service Coordinator