Taylor Powers, Naked CU-Boulder Student, Rescued From Chautauqua Park After Getting Too High On Mushrooms

Ah, the college life: Academia, sportsmanship, and taking too many mushrooms, stripping naked and fighting off emergency responders. Excelsior!

That's what happened to 21-year-old University of Colorado Boulder undergrad Taylor Powers on Sunday afternoon when she went hiking with her roommates in Chautauqua Park in Boulder, Colorado.

Boulder County Sheriff's Office deputies and other emergency responders -- 35 in all, including personnel from the Boulder County Sheriff's Office, Boulder Open Space and Mountain Parks, Boulder Fire Rescue, the Rocky Mountain Rescue Group and American Medical Response -- arrived at Chautauqua Park after receiving a 911 call that a hiker was "high on mushrooms and in distress," The Smoking Gun reports.

Powers, high on mushrooms, had taken off all of her clothes and was being restrained by her two 21-year-old roommates who are also CU-Boulder students, Brian Mulligan and William Collins, while hiking near the Second and Third Flatirons, according to The Boulder Daily Camera.

It took rescuers about an hour to successfully restrain Powers in handcuffs, but once they finally did she was taken to Boulder Community Hospital where she was treated and released, KDVR reports.

Powers was issued a summons for unlawful consumption of a controlled substance. According to a Boulder County Sheriff's Office statement, further charges are pending against the two male students involved in the incident.

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