Hiker extricated from under 1,500-pound boulder

Rescuers got a 30-year-old woman off of North Table Mountain near Golden where she ended up trapped under a 1,500-pound boulder.

KUSA - Rescue crews have extricated a hiker who was trapped under a 1,500-pound boulder on North Table Mountain.

Golden Police say the 30-year-old woman suffered multiple fractures. After she was walked to a rope system, she was flown via helicopter to get medical attention. 

Rescuers hiked on foot and with an ATV to bring pieces of a hydraulic spreader to be used with airbags to remove boulder from hiker.

Five or six other agencies assisted Golden Fire Department in the rescue. 

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Golden Fire said on Twitter when she was extradited, the woman was unconscious, but her vitals were good.  

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