September 20, 2016
Public Information Unit, 303-441-1500
Vehicle crashes into South Boulder Creek in Eldorado Canyon State Park
The driver of the vehicle was located after a short search.
Eldorado Springs, Colo. - This morning at 8:30 a.m., sheriff's deputies and rescue personnel were called to the area of Rattlensnake Gulch in Eldorado Canyon State Park on the report of a vehicle in South Boulder Creek. Rescuers arrived to find an unoccupied 2012 Honda SUV in the creek. The vehicle traveled an estimated 100 feet down a steep embankment into the creek.
Rescue personnel began to organize a search of the area, which briefly closed the park. Shortly after the search efforts commenced, rescuers located the driver on the Fowler Trail who was being helped down the trail by a good Samaritan. The driver, a 32-year-old Superior man, was the only occupant of the vehicle at the time of the crash. The man was taken to a local hospital for a medical evaluation. The crash remains under investigation and drugs and alcohol are not suspected as factors.
Deputies were assisted by members of Colorado Parks & Wildlife, the Rocky Mountain Fire Protection District, and Boulder Emergency Squad, in both the search and the operation to remove the vehicle from South Boulder Creek.
The case number related to this rescue operation is 16-5814.
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/s/ Cmdr. Mike Wagner
Public Information Officer