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October 27, 2020

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Rescue from the NCAR-Bear Connector Trail

Male sustained injury while sledding

Boulder County, Colo. - On Monday, October 26, 2020, at approximately 3:10 p.m., the Boulder County Communications Center was notified of a 25-year-old male who had injured his ankle while sledding in the area of the NCAR-Bear Connector Trail.

The 25-year-old male was hiking back up a hill when his foot became caught between two rocks, causing his ankle to twist. As a result of the injury, he was unable to walk back to the trailhead. Members from Rocky Mountain Rescue Group provided first aid to the patient. The patient was packaged in a litter and was carried 100-200 feet to a waiting vehicle. He was driven the rest of the way out to the road, where he was met by fire and medical personnel. He was transported to a local hospital for evaluation. The rescue took approximately one hour and fifteen minutes.

Agencies assisting with this rescue effort included: Boulder County Sheriff’s Office, American Medical Response (AMR), Boulder Fire Department, City of Boulder Open Space and Mountain Parks and the Rocky Mountain Rescue Group.

The associated Boulder County Sheriff's Office case number is: #20-4753.

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/s/ Ryan Singer, Boulder County Sheriff’s Office, Emergency Services Unit