Teen hiker rescued from Boulder County backcountry

BOULDER COUNTY – Rescuers helped a 14-year-old backpacker who was suffering from severe abdominal pain hike out of the backcountry in the Kings Lake area Monday.

The boy's grandfather hiked out to Nederland and contacted Boulder County authorities for help.

Rocky Mountain Rescue Group and Grand County Search and Rescue coordinated a joint rescue of the hiker, who was given medical care and able to hike out of the backcountry himself.

He was taken to a local hospital.

(KUSA-TV © 2014 Multimedia Holdings Corporation)


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