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Woman Dies After Being Pulled from Boulder Creek

Woman Dies After Being Pulled from Boulder Creek



Tuesday, June 20, 2023

Media Contact: Dionne Waugh, Boulder Police PIO, [email protected]


Woman Dies After Being Pulled from the Creek

BOULDER, Colo. – A woman has died after she was rescued from Boulder Creek last week.

Boulder Creek’s high waters are dangerous. There have been five rescues in two weeks.

At 3:31 p.m. on Thursday, June 15, Boulder Fire-Rescue and Boulder Police received multiple calls about a woman struggling in the creek. First responders converged at multiple spots along the creek looking for her. Bystanders spotted the woman first and pulled her to the southside of the creek and began administering CPR.

Firefighters then worked to safely enter the water and swim the woman to the northside of the bank before she was taken by ambulance to the hospital in critical condition. The 48-year-old woman died over the weekend.

The initial information indicates that she entered the water to help a family member when she was swept away by the current. Foul play is not suspected.

The City of Boulder offers its condolences to the family and wishes to thank everyone involved in this multi-agency rescue response, including our police and firefighters, swiftwater dive team, American Medical Response, the Boulder Emergency Squad and the community members who pulled the woman from the water and administered CPR.

This was the city’s fifth water rescue in two weeks. First responders urge community members to recreate safely in the city, especially around water, which can be running stronger, deeper and colder than it looks.


Rescues increase with high water on Boulder Creek

Author: 9news.com
 10:26 AM MDT June 18, 2023
Updated: 10:26 AM MDT June 18, 2023




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