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An ailing hiker was assisted Saturday and helped off the Shadow Canyon Trail near South Boulder Peak northwest of Eldorado Springs.

The Boulder County Sheriff’s Office received a report of a sick hiker about 1:40 p.m. The 38-year-old woman, from Highlands Ranch, was first assisted by a City of Boulder Open Space & Mountain Parks ranger.

Members of Rocky Mountain Rescue Group and Mountain View Fire Protection District then arrived, and after restorative measures the hiker and rescuers walked out to the trailhead.

The woman was cleared by American Medical Response and reunited with her family at the trailhead. The rescue took approximately five hours.

Assisting agencies included American Medical Response, Boulder County Sheriff’s Office, City of Boulder Open Space & Mountain Parks, Mountain View Fire Protection District and the Rocky Mountain Rescue Group.

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