(Another) Person Rescued From Mountains Near Boulder While High on Hallucinogenic Drugs


The Flatirons of Boulder.

Upon being saved after a fall in Chautauqua Park yesterday, a man reportedly told his rescuers that he’d taken hallucinogenic drugs.
While you’d think this is a rare occurrence, it actually happens (sadly) very regularly.

At about 3 p.m. yesterday, according to the Boulder County Sheriff’s Office, dispatch was contacted about a male hiking near the third Flatiron in Chatauqua Park who was “acting strangely.”
Then, during the call, the man took a tumble, falling approximately 200 feet down an embankment, the BCSO notes.
Immediately, representatives from a wide range of agencies — the BCSO, the Boulder Fire Department, City of Boulder Mountain Parks and Open Space, plus Rock Mountain Rescue and American Medical Response — rushed to the scene. There, they found a man identified as Austin Stevens, and fortunately, his injuries were minor to moderate.
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