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March 27, 2022

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Climber seriously injured in climbing accident in Eldorado State Park

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Boulder County, Colo. - On Saturday, March 26, 2022 at approximately 1:03 p.m., the Boulder County Sheriff’s Office received a report of a rock climber who had fallen in the area of the Xanadu route on the West Ridge.

Rescuers from the Rocky Mountain Rescue Group and the Mountain View Fire Protection District hiked into the area, reaching the patient within approximately 25 minutes of the call. When located, the patient was on the ground and was found to have suffered severe injuries. The 36-year-old climber from Longmont was stabilized and then carried approximately one-half mile downhill to an ambulance and transported to a Boulder area hospital. The rescue took approximately three hours.

Agencies assisting with this rescue included: Boulder County Sheriff’s Office, Eldorado State Park, Mountain View Fire Protection District and the Rocky Mountain Rescue Group.

The associated Boulder County Sheriff's Office case number is 22-1272.

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/s/ Emergency Services Supervisor - Kelly Lucy