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November 7, 2020

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Search and Rescue near Nederland, CO.

68 year old male rescued without injury

Boulder County, Colo. - On November 6th, 2020, at approximately 9:50 p.m., the Boulder County Sheriff's Office received a report of a lost male near the Caribou Mine, located at 4596 Caribou Road in unincorporated Boulder County, Colorado.

The reporting party stated her 68 year old father had gone hiking in the area to look for his truck, which had gotten stuck in the area a few days earlier. The reporting party was in cell phone contact with her father and learned he couldn't find his way back to his car after darkness fell.

First responders with the Boulder County Sheriff's Office, Nederland Police Department, Rocky Mountain Rescue Group (RMR) and the Front Range Rescue Dogs responded to the area. They were able to successfully locate the 68 year old male by talking to him on the cell phone.

The un-injured male was evaluated by a paramedic with RMR and medically cleared. He was escorted back to his car and released from the scene.

The Boulder County Sheriff's Office case report number for this incident is #20-4932.


/s/ Sergeant Samuel Hard