Mountain Rescue Aspen deployed Saturday night after receiving a call at 6 p.m. that a 65-year-old female had fallen on the Braderich Creek Trail and sustained non-life-threatening injuries to her knee and leg, according to a press release published Sunday by the Pitkin County Sheriff’s Office.
Patient contact was made at approximately 7:27 p.m. and by 9:04 p.m. “the patient had been carried out of the field and transferred to a waiting ambulance,” according to the release. “Thirteen members of MRA were involved in the fast, safe and successful completion of this mission,” it continued.
Braderich Creek Trail is located south of Carbondale via Hwy. 133 and about 2 1/4 miles up Coal Basin Road.
The sheriff’s office reported that the hiker was unable to continue down the trail, and a family member walked out for help. Mountain Rescue Aspen (MRA) deployed immediately, and made patient contact at approximately 7:27 p.m., according to the sheriff’s office. By 9:04 p.m., the patient was carried out of the field and transferred to a waiting ambulance.
“Mountain Rescue Aspen, the U.S. Forest Service, Carbondale Rural Fire Protection District, and the Pitkin County Sheriff’s Office all helped in the successful completion of this incident,” the release reported.
“Mountain Rescue Aspen would like to remind backcountry users to remain vigilant while on their routes, and be properly prepared to spend an extended period of time out, in the event of unforeseen accidents,” according to the statement.