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September 13, 2019

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Injured Climber on the 2nd Flatiron

Injured Climber on the 2nd Flatiron

Man with prosthetic leg injured while scrambling near the 2nd Flatiron

Boulder County, Colo. - On Friday, September 13, 2019, about 4:10 p.m., the Boulder County Sheriff’s Office received a call about an injured climber on the 2nd Flatiron, located in unincorporated Boulder County.

A male in his early 50’s was rock scrambling when the incident occurred. His prosthetic leg became stuck in the rocks while he was attempting to climb down. It is estimated he fell about 15 feet. The climber suffered an upper leg injury as a result of the fall.

Rescue personnel arrived on scene and began searching for the injured climber. It only took the team a short time to locate the injured climber. He was treated for his injuries and prepared for a wheeled, litter evacuation. Once out of the field he was transported to a local hospital to be treated for his injuries. The entire rescue operation lasted approximately two hours.

The Boulder County Sheriff’s Office was assisted in the rescue by the Rocky Mountain Rescue Group, the Boulder Fire Department, American Medical Response (AMR), and the city of Boulder Open Space and Mountain Parks (OSMP).

The associated Boulder County Sheriff’s Office case number is: #19-5380


/s/ Deputy Richard Peebles