A 20-year-old man from Denver who‘d gone tubing in Boulder Canyon and got stuck on a rock in the middle of the rushing waterway was successfully rescued Saturday evening, Boulder County sheriff‘s officials said.
Dispatchers received a 911 call just after 7:35 p.m. about a man stranded on a rock in the middle of Boulder Creek near the 39 mile marker of Boulder Canyon Drive, officials said.
Sheriff‘s deputies responded, along with personnel from the Boulder Police Department, Boulder Fire Rescue, Boulder Emergency Services, Sunshine Fire Department, Four Mile Fire Department, American Medical Response ambulance service and Rocky Mountain Rescue Group.
After suspending rescue lines over Boulder Creek and positioning rescuers downstream, the man was retrieved from the rock in a successful water rescue operation, sheriff‘s officials said.
The man suffered only minor scrapes and bruises, officials said.
During the rescue operation, traffic in Boulder Canyon was reduced to a single lane.
Saturday‘s incident was the second water rescue of a stranded tuber in Boulder Creek in the last week. On Wednesday, crews .