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November 23, 2016

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Lost Hikers Jasper Lake Area

Boulder County, Colo. -

On November 22, 2016 at about 8:39 am, Boulder
County Sheriff’s Office, Rocky Mountain Rescue (RMR), Front Range Rescue Dogs
and Nederland Fire responded to the area of Jasper Lake on the report of lost
hikers. The hikers were located and EMS
personnel learned the following:

James White (27), from Palm City, Florida and Michael
Brewer (19) from Ruston, Louisiana arrived in town on Monday to go
camping. They hiked into Jasper Lake, west
of the town of Eldora and camped the night.
A storm came in, creating snowy conditions and they started to hike
out, accidently going off trail and were lost.
They called 911 and sheltered in place.

White and Brewer were located cold and wet,
had some equipment but not enough. Two other campers in the area located
the lost parties and helped them until rescue personnel arrived.

The lost hikers were escorted out of the area
uninjured.