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May 19, 2019

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Fallen climber at Eldorado Canyon State Park

Male climber deceased after sustaining injuries from a fall

Boulder County, Colo. - On Saturday, May 18, at approximately 7:49 p.m., the Boulder County Communications Center recieved reports of a fallen climber near the Bastile Crack, located in Eldorado Canyon State Park.

There were multiple witnesses in the area who saw or heard the climber fall. Emergency personnel arrived on scene and pronounced the male climber deceased.

Boulder County Sheriff's Office, Colorado Parks and Wildlife, and Rocky Mountain Fire Distict responded to the scene.

An investigtion will be completed by detective with the Boulder County Sheriff's Office as well as an investigator with the Boulder County Coroner's Office. The identification, as well as the cause and manner of death, will be released by the Boulder County Coroner's Office.

The associated case number for this incident is: #19-2775.


/s/ Sgt. Andy Smith