A family from Broomfield was rescued Sunday morning after getting lost during a hike and spending a night near the summit of Meadow Mountain, according to the Boulder County Sheriff’s Office.
The family of four — a mother and father and their two children — began their hike around 3 p.m. Saturday, according to a news release. At 8:30 p.m., they called 911 after getting lost. They said they started a fire and spent the night in what they believed to be the south side of St. Vrain- Mountain.
At daylight, the family hiked back over the ridge to the drainage where they began their hike. A Med Evac air ambulance found the family near the top of the ridge around 9:19 a.m. A rescuer from the helicopter was dropped off to assist. The family was able to walk back to their vehicle “with guidance of rescuers,” according to the news release.
There were 48 people from six different agencies who assisted in the rescue, according to the release.
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