According to a press release by the Boulder County Sheriff’s Office, a hiker was pinned by a boulder on Eldora Canyon Trail requiring rescue. The boulder was estimated to weigh between 1,500 and 3,000 pounds.

The rescue required multiple departments and took several hours. Personnel involved represented Rocky Mountain Rescue Group, Rocky Mountain Fire, City of Boulder Open Space and Mountain Parks, City of Boulder Fire, City of Lafayette Fire, and North Metro Fire.

The boulder was crushing the unidentified male hiker’s lower leg and after removal, hospitalization was required due to serious, but non-life threatening injuries. While the press release doesn’t specify, witness discovery of the male trapped in the scree field may imply that he was hiking alone.

 

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