GOLDEN, Colo. (CBS4) – A woman from Germany flew back to Colorado to thank the first responders who helped save her as she was trapped under a 1,500 pound boulder nearly 18 months ago. The West Metro Fire Department posted the reunion on social media.

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In April of 2017, the woman, identified as Anna S., was hiking North Table Mountain when a boulder fell on her. Anna was in town for a conference.

Several agencies including Golden Fire Rescue, Flight for Life and Littleton Fire Rescue responded.

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“There were two paramedics with Littleton Fire that just happened to be hiking in the area,” a Golden Fire representative told CBS4 at the time of the incident.

After bringing in a hydraulic lifting system to the crash site, crews carried Anna another 45 minutes to the top of the mountain so she could be airlifted to the hospital.

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“Anna now wears a prosthetic leg, and is back hiking and enjoying the outdoors again,” West Metro Fire said on Facebook.

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