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August 15, 2022

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Hiker rescued after injuring ankle in Forsyth Canyon

Boulder County, Colo. - On Sunday, August 14, 2022, at approximately 11:59 a.m., the Boulder County Sheriff’s Office received a report of a hiker who had injured her ankle while hiking in the area of Forsyth Canyon west of Boulder. The 29-year-old female from Dacono, Colorado, was hiking with her family when the incident occurred.

Rescuers from the Rocky Mountain Rescue Group, Gilpin Ambulance and the Timberline Fire Protection District hiked approximately three quarters of a mile down the trail and located the subject. The injured hiker’s ankle was splinted, and she was carried out in a litter and transported to a local hospital for further care. The overall rescue took approximately two hours and 30 minutes.

Agencies assisting with this rescue included: Boulder County Sheriff’s Office, Gilpin Ambulance, Timberline Fire Protection District, and the Rocky Mountain Rescue Group.

The associated Boulder County Sheriff's Office case number is 22-3994.

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/s/ Emergency Services Supervisor - Kelly Lucy