12 and 16-year-olds get lost on Colorado hike

Two young hikers got lost along a trail in Colorado, prompting a 2-hour rescue mission on Saturday night, according to the Boulder County Sheriff’s Office.

The sheriff’s office received a report of the two lost hikers around 7:15 p.m. Saturday at Button Rock Reservoir, which is about seven miles west of Lyon.

A 12-year-old girl got separated from the group on a hike and got lost. The 16-year-old also got lost when he went looking for the girl on his own, officials said.

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Teams from the Lyon Fire Protection District and Boulder County Sheriff’s Office responded to the call and joined a ranger at the scene to search for the two missing hikers.

Additional teams from the Rocky Mountain Rescue Group, Front Range Rescue Dogs, Boulder Emergency Squad, and Boulder Mounted Search and Rescue Group have been requested.

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All team members were then canceled after the Button Rock Range found the missing hikers. The hikers were not injured when they were found, authorities said.

After about two hours, the children were returned to their families.

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Thank you to the search and rescue teams involved in this mission.

The many Colorado search and rescue teams in the state are often faced with high-risk scenarios, usually on a volunteer basis. For those who wish to support search and rescue efforts, purchasing a CORSAR card is a great way to do so. It’s not some sort of insurance card, but it does help increase the likelihood that a county will be reimbursed for its search and rescue efforts, which is crucial to ensuring teams have the right equipment. and the right training.

Those interested in making a larger donation can find more information on the Colorado Search and Rescue Association website.