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Climber dies after fall from Second Flatiron in Boulder County

Posted at 4:13 PM, Oct 30, 2020
and last updated 2020-10-30 18:13:07-04

BOULDER COUNTY, Colo. — A climber scrambling the Second Flatiron in Boulder County fell and died Friday morning, according to the Boulder County Sheriff's Office.

Boulder County Communications Center received a call around 8:45 a.m. reporting someone had fallen and was severely injured.

City of Boulder Open Space and Mountain Parks rangers arrived on scene just after 9:20 a.m. and began resuscitation efforts. Boulder Fire Department and American Medical Response responded to assist, but the victim did not survive. He was pronounced dead at 9:45 a.m.

Rocky Mountain Rescue Group Volunteer rescue personnel evacuated the victim's body from the trail.

The sheriff's office and investigators from the Boulder County Coroner's Office responded to investigate. At this time, they do not suspect no foul play. The coroner's office will identify the victim and determine the official cause and manner of death.