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3720 Walnut St
Boulder, CO, 80301
United States

303-449-4141

Rocky Mountain Rescue Group, Inc. (RMRG) is an all-volunteer organization trained and equipped for search and rescue on mountainous terrain in all weather conditions. Founded in 1947, we are Boulder County's primary mountain rescue agency, but upon request also assist other mountain rescue teams outside the county. We also provide outdoor recreation safety education and disaster response services. RMRG is a non-profit IRS 501(c)3 organization and we do not charge for our services.

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Evacuation of Injured Hiker in Boulder Canyon

Page Weil

On Friday May 20th, Rocky Mountain Rescue Group responded to a 911 call for an injured party near the Tonnere Tower area of Boulder Canyon.  The patient was not a rock climber; they had been scrambling in a boulder field on the south side of Boulder Creek near the Boulder Falls parking area.  

After securing the the patient in a full-body vacuum splint and litter, RMRG evacuated the injured party down steep rocky terrain with "scree evacuation."

Rescuers carrying the litter borne patient across Boulder Creek at a low-water crossing.

From the creek, a rope haul system was used to bring the litter, patient and rescuers up the road embankment

From the creek, a rope haul system was used to bring the litter, patient and rescuers up the road embankment

And finally a short carry to the ambulance at the parking area

This rescue was RMRG's 47th call in 2016.  Warm weather brings people to Boulder County's numerous recreation areas. Make sure you are prepared wherever you go.  Know your limits and choose carefully where you hike or scramble. If you are unfamiliar with an area, it is easy to get yourself into a dangerous situation while scrambling on large boulders or talus.