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January 2, 2021

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Injured hiker rescued from the Mesa Trail

A 48-year-old man injured his knee after slipping on ice

Boulder County, Colo. - On Saturday January 2nd, 2021, at approximately 11:30 AM, Boulder County Communications was notified of a hiker who had injured his knee in the area of the Mesa trail just South of the Bluebell road in Chautauqua park.

The 48-year-old male, who was hiking with family, injured his knee after slipping on an icy section of the trail and hitting his knee on a rock. As a result of the injury, he was unable to walk out to the trailhead. A Ranger from the City of Boulder Open Space Mountain Parks and rescuers from Rocky Mountain Rescue Group provided first aid to the patient. The patient was packaged in a litter and was carried out to the Bluebell road, after which he was driven to his vehicle. He was transported from the scene by family to seek medical care.

Agencies assisting with this rescue effort included: The 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: #21-0023.


/s/ Ryan Singer
Emergency Service Coordinator