On Wednesday, June 12, at approximately 6:38 p.m., the Boulder County Sheriff’s Office, Lyons Fire Department, Longmont Emergency Unit (LEU), Boulder Emergency Squad (BES), and American Medical Response (AMR), responded to Meadow Park in Lyons, on report of a stranded tuber in the North St. Vrain Creek.
A fifteen-year old female, who apparently became separated from her tube, was stranded on the bank at the far west
side of Meadow Park,and was unable to return to safety. With the elevated water levels (approximately 700 cubic feet per second) the young woman was only able to exit the water on the west side of the creek. This area is a steep embankment leading to the side of a mountain. She had nowhere to go and was in need of rescue.
LEU and BES utilized a raft, which was then pulled across the water where other rescue personnel were waiting. The stranded tuber was safely brought back across the creek. Although the young woman appeared uninjured, she was taken to the Longmont United Hospital as a precaution.