Three separate hikers rescued Saturday in Boulder County – The Denver Post

Boulder County Sherriff’s Office on Saturday responded to three separate hiker-related rescues west of Boulder.

About 12:50 p.m. Saturday, the Boulder County Sheriff’s Office was notified of a hiker who was lightheaded and not feeling well while descending the Fern Canyon Trail, according to a news release. Rescuers hiked up the trail and met the 69-year-old Longmont man who was slowly descending the trail with his friends. The hiker was medically evaluated by rescuers. It was then agreed everyone would continue hiking down the trail to the Bear Canyon Road, where the man and his friends were transported back to their vehicles at the U.S. National Center for Atmospheric Research. The rescue took more than an hour and a half.

Not long after the first rescue, Boulder County Sheriff’s Office was called to the Second Flatiron to assist a 51-year-old man who had been scrambling off the rock after a rainstorm. The man called 911 because the rock was too slick for him to continue climbing, the release states. Rescuers climbed to the man’s location and lowered the Laramie, Wyo., resident to the ground and escorted him out to the trailhead.

As officials finished assisting the stuck scrambler, about 5:20 p.m. the Boulder County Sheriff’s Office was notified of seven people lost in the area of the Dry Saint Vrain Trailhead north of Raymond. The hikers from various parts of the Denver and Pueblo areas were visiting Egg Lake and lost the trail on their way out to their vehicles. Rescuers located the hikers on a trail and assisted one of the hikers, a 21-year-old woman from Pueblo, out to the trailhead. She suffered from exhaustion, but did not require medical attention. That rescue took about three hours to complete.

Other agencies that assisted in these rescues include American Medical Response, Boulder Open Space and Mountain Parks and the Rocky Mountain Rescue Group.

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