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June 5, 2021

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Mountain biker seriously injured in fall

Boulder County, Colo. -- On Friday, June 4, 2021 at approximately 6:40 a.m., the Boulder County Sheriff’s Office received a call from mountain bikers of an incident involving a male who had fallen from his bike and sustaining severe injuries. The accident was on the Canyon Loop Trail on the Betasso Preserve Open Space and the riders had to leave the scene of the crash to call 911.

Members from the Sugarloaf Fire Protection District arrived on scene and were able to locate the injured subject and begin first aid. American Medical Response (AMR) and the Rocky Mountain Rescue Group also arrived and assisted in the medical care and then carried the 60-year-old Boulder man to the ambulance where he was then transported to a Boulder area hospital with head, chest and hand injuries. The rescue took approximately two hours.

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

The associated Boulder County Sheriff's Office case number is 21-2616


/s/ Emergency Services Coordinator - Kelly Lucy