Boulder County crews rescued a 66-year-old man who was injured while hiking between the Flatirons on Thursday.

Dispatchers received a call at 4:18 p.m. Thursday about an injured hiker on the trail between the First and Second Flatiron on Chautauqua Open Space, just west of Boulder.

The 66-year-old man was hiking down the trail when he slipped and fell, injuring his ankle. As a result of the injury and the resulting pain, he was unable to walk out to the trailhead.

Rescuers hiked in, located the man and provided medical care. The man was put into a beanbag splint and litter, and rescuers conducted a technical evacuation to the trailhead. The hiker was evaluated by paramedics and transported by ambulance to a local hospital for further medical evaluation.

The Boulder County Sheriff’s Office, Rocky Mountain Rescue Group, City of Boulder Open Space Mountain Parks Rangers and American Medical Response all responded to the call.

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Boulder County crews rescued a 66-year-old man who was injured while hiking between the Flatirons on Thursday.

Dispatchers received a call at 4:18 p.m. Thursday about an injured hiker on the trail between the First and Second Flatiron on Chautauqua Open Space, just west of Boulder.

The 66-year-old man was hiking down the trail when he slipped and fell, injuring his ankle. As a result of the injury and the resulting pain, he was unable to walk out to the trailhead.

Rescuers hiked in, located the man and provided medical care. The man was put into a beanbag splint and litter, and rescuers conducted a technical evacuation to the trailhead. The hiker was evaluated by paramedics and transported by ambulance to a local hospital for further medical evaluation.

The Boulder County Sheriff’s Office, Rocky Mountain Rescue Group, City of Boulder Open Space Mountain Parks Rangers and American Medical Response all responded to the call.

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