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June 7, 2023

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Mountain biker sustains injuries at Walker Ranch

Boulder County, Colo. - On Tuesday June 6, 2023, at approximately 5:16 p.m., the Boulder County Communications Center was notified of a mountain biker who had sustained injuries while mountain biking on the Walker Ranch Loop Trail, a Parks and Open Space property located in unincorporated Boulder County.

The 38-year-old female from Boulder, was mountain biking with her partner when her front wheel hit a rock causing her to go over the handlebars landing on her head, but fortunately she was wearing a helmet. When she landed, she felt pain in both her head and neck and because of the crash. She determined she was unable to walk out to the trailhead, so her partner found cell service and called 911.

Paramedics from Mountain View Fire Protection District were able to access the injured party by UTV and were able to provide medical care including immobilization with a full body vacuum splint. She was placed into a litter and a wheeled litter evacuation was conducted by Mountain View Fire Protection District and the Rocky Mountain Rescue Group. Upon arrival back at the trailhead she was evaluated by paramedics from American Medical Response and transported by ambulance to a local hospital for further medical care and evaluation.

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

As a reminder, if you are in an area with little cell phone service, you can also try to text 911. Dispatch centers in Boulder County have text-to-911 capabilities.

The associated Boulder County Sheriff's Office case number is: #23 – 03036.


/s/ Ryan Singer, Emergency Services Coordinator