News Archive

October 16, 2015

Media Contact

Public Information Unit, 303-441-1500

Search and Rescue

Search and Rescue Teams Locates Hiker with Altitude Sickness

Boulder County, Colo. - On October 15 members from the Indian Peaks Fire Protection District, American Medical Response, Rocky Mountain Rescue Group (RMRG) and the Boulder County Sheriff’s Office responded to a report of a 15 year old male with altitude sickness.

At approximately 11:20 p.m. members from RMRG located hikers on the Pawnee Pass Trail in the Indian Peaks Wilderness Area.The group of hikers from Tennessee had planned to hike to Pawnee Lake.

Medical assistance was provided to one of the hikers and he was able to walk down the trail with assistance.

The Boulder County Sheriff's Office would like to remind visitors when recreating in the high country to be aware of the symptoms of high altitude sickness (headache, dehydration and fatigue). If you are experiencing these symptoms we encourage you to move to a lower elevation if possible or seek medical assistance.

The Boulder County Sheriff’s Office case number for this incident is 15-5989.

This media release may be found on the Boulder County Sheriff’s Office web-site at:


Sergeant Dave Booton, #1590

Operations – Emergency Service’s

Boulder County Sheriff’s Office

5600 Flatiron Parkway, Boulder, CO 80301