47-year-old Boulder snowshoer missing overnight rescued near Nederland

April Morganroth, Daily Camera, Boulder, Colo.
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Feb. 23—A 47-year-old Boulder woman who was reported missing after being overdue returning from a Sunday snowshoeing trip was rescued Monday evening near Nederland.

The woman was seriously injured, a Boulder County Sheriff's Office release stated, but she is expected to survive.

According to the release, a concerned family member reported the woman had not returned from snowshoeing on Sunday.

The release stated the woman had started her snowshoe trek at the Eldora Nordic Center shortly after 9:30 a.m. Sunday. She was expected to follow the Jenny Creek Trail and return Sunday afternoon.

Ground searchers found the woman approximately 200 feet off the trail, the release stated. Rescuers used a snowmobile to take the woman to the trailhead, where a rescue helicopter took her to a hospital.

The search took about eight hours on the ground with assistance from aircraft.

Other agencies that participated in the rescue include Rocky Mountain Rescue Group, Front Range Rescue Dogs, Boulder Emergency Squad, Eldora Ski Patrol, City of Boulder Water Utilities Department, U.S. Air Force Rescue Coordination Center, American Medical Response, Colorado Search and Rescue, Nederland Fire Protection District, Northern Colorado Med Evac, Flight for Life Colorado, Colorado Division of Fire Prevention and Control, Regional Transportation District and Alpine Rescue Team.