August 4, 2016
Public Information Unit, 303-441-1500
Hiker Rescued on Blue Lake Trail in Boulder County
Boulder County, Colo. - On Wednesday, 03 August 2016 at 2:00pm, rescue personnel were dispatched to the Blue Lake Trail in unincorporated Boulder County to assist an injured hiker. This area is near Mitchell Lake and is west of the Brainard Lake Recreational Area, located at approximately 5700 Brainard Lake Road, Boulder County, CO. Brian Eblovi, a 70 year-old resident of Boulder, had been hiking the trail with three other adults. On the way back down the trail, he stepped wrong on some rocks, slipped, and fell onto his knees, injuring his left leg.
Because of the nature of his injury and the fact that he was approximately 3 miles up the trail, the decision was made to evacuate him via Flight for Life medical transport helicopter to University Hospital.
Assisting agencies included: Boulder County Sheriff’s Office, Indian Peaks Fire, Rocky Mountain Rescue Group, Rocky Mountain Youth Corps, American Medical Response ambulance, Wildland Restoration Volunteers, and Flight for Life.
By about 6:07pm, the incident was terminated and all rescue personnel were clear of the scene.
The associated case number for this rescue is 16-4651.