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August 9, 2021

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Mountain biker rescued from Betasso Preserve

Boulder County, Colo. - On Sunday, August 8, 2021 at approximately 11:45 a.m., the Boulder County Communications was notified of a mountain biker who had become injured in the area of the Betasso Preserve, just west of Boulder.

The 49-year-old female, was mountain biking the Canyon Loop Trail when she crashed, going over her handlebars and landing on her chin. As a result of the injury, she was unable to walk out to the trailhead.

Firefighters from Sugarloaf Fire Protection District and rescuers from Rocky Mountain Rescue Group were able to access the injured party and provide medical care. The injured party was packaged in a beanbag splint and loaded into a litter for transport. A wheeled litter evacuation was utilized to transport the injured party from the location of the accident to the trailhead, where she was evaluated by paramedics from American Medical Response. The injured party was transported by ambulance to a local hospital for further medical evaluation.

Agencies assisting with this rescue effort included: Boulder County Sheriff’s Office, Sugarloaf Fire Protection District, American Medical Response, Rocky Mountain Rescue Group, and Boulder County Parks and Open Space.

The associated Boulder County Sheriff's Office case number is: #21 – 3739.


/s/ Ryan Singer, Emergency Service Coordinator