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August 20, 2020

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Injured hiker rescued on Rainbow Lakes Trail

Boulder County, Colo. - On Wednesday, August 19, 2020, at approximately 3:10 p.m., a Boulder County Parks and Open Space ranger was notified of an injured hiker on the Rainbow Lakes Trail.

A sixty-five-year-old female from Ward, CO, fell and sustained a leg injury while hiking the Rainbow Lakes Trail. Indian Peaks Fire Department provided initial medical care. Rocky Mountain Rescue Group provided further medical care and a litter evacuation to the Rainbow Lakes Campground. American Medical Response transported the female to an area hospital. The rescue lasted approximately two hours.

Agencies assisting with this rescue included: American Land and Leisure, American Medical Response, Boulder County Parks and Open Space, Boulder County Sheriff’s Office, Indian Peaks Fire Department, and Rocky Mountain Rescue Group.

The associated Boulder County Sheriff's Office case number is: #20-3690.

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/s/ Kevin Harner, Emergency Services Coordinator