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July 6, 2023

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A male had fallen near the E.M. Greenman Trail

Boulder County, Colo. -

On July 6, 2023, at approximately 13:29 hours, the Boulder County Communications Center received a call from the area of the E.M. Greenman Trail, part of the City of Boulder Open Space Mountain Parks system just west of Boulder in unincorporated Boulder County, for a male that had fallen while scrambling off-trail.

The 63-year-old male resident of Boulder was scrambling down a scree slope just south of the trail with a family member, when he reportedly fell approximately 15 feet down a rock face. After falling, he continued to tumble down the steep hillside for an additional 50 feet. Immediately after the incident, the family member called 911. Prior to the arrival of rescuers, the family member reported the injured male had become unconscious and that he was no longer able to detect a pulse.

Bystanders in the area along with rescuers from the City of Boulder Open Space Mountain Parks Rangers, Rocky Mountain Rescue Group and American Medical Response (AMR) all arrived shortly after and attempted life-saving measures, however the male was ultimately pronounced deceased by an Emergency Room Physician, who was on scene.

Foul play is not suspected; however, the investigation remains on-going. The incident will be investigated by the Boulder County Sheriff’s Office and the Boulder County Coroner's Office. The Coroner’s Office will determine the cause and manner of death, as well as the identity of the decedent.

The Boulder County Sheriff’s Office, City of Boulder Open Space Mountain Parks Rangers, Rocky Mountain Rescue Group, American Medical Response, Boulder County Sheriff’s Office Victims’ Advocates, and the Boulder County Coroner’s Office responded to the incident.

The associated Boulder County Sheriff's Office case number is: 23-03661.


/s/ Ryan Singer, Emergency Services Coordinator