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June 29, 2019

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Injured Hiker at Red Deer Lake

Boulder County, Colo. -

On Friday, June 28, 2019, at 10:00 a.m the Boulder County Sheriff’s Office was notified of an injured hiker near Red Deer Lake in the Indian Peaks Wilderness Area.

Three women had gone hiking near Red Deer Lake, west of Camp Dick on June 27th. While hiking, one member of the group stepped in deep snow and twisted her ankle in the rocks. The hikers were equipped with appropriate gear and chose to spend the night near Red Deer Lake. On the morning of the 28th, the injured hiker was not able to walk out on her own and members of the group called for help.

Once notified, it took rescue personnel approximately eight hours to locate and evacuate the injured hiker. Once back to the trailhead, the hiker was transported to an urgent care facility by her friends, with non-life threatening injuries.

The Boulder County Sheriff’s Office was assisted in the rescue by the Rocky Mountain Rescue Group, Allenspark Fire Protection District, and Indian Peaks Fire Protection District.

The associated Boulder County Sheriff’s Office case number is: #19-3609


/s/ Sergeant David Booton