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June 6, 2021

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Injured Dog Rescued on Fern Canyon Trail

Boulder County, Colo. -

On Sunday, June 6, 2021 at approximately 5:15 p.m., the Boulder County Communications Center was notified of an injured dog on the Fern Canyon Trail.

An eight year-old german shepard mix from Golden, CO sustained paw injuries while hiking with his owner on the Fern Canyon Trail. Rocky Mountain Rescue Group provided a litter evacuation to the trailhead. The owner then transported the dog to veterinary care. The rescue lasted approximately two and one-half hours.

Agencies assisting with this rescue included: Rocky Mountain Rescue Group, City of Boulder Open Space and Mountain Parks.

The attached picture of the injured dog and rescuers is courtesy of the Rocky Mountain Rescue Group.

The associated Boulder County Sheriff's Office case number is: #21-2659.


/s/ Kevin Harner, Emergency Services Coordinator