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October 7, 2017

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Injured climber rescued after a fall from the Third Flatiron

Boulder County, Colo. - Boulder County Communications Center received a call at approximately 5:30 p.m., today, October 7, regarding a 70-year-old male climber that had fallen approximately 35 to 40 feet while repelling off of the Third Flatiron.

The climber, who was not wearing a helmet, was with other climbers at the time of the incident. The fallen climber sustained injuries to head and face. An off duty Rocky Mountain Rescue volunteer was in the area at the time of the incident and provided medical care.

Agencies that responded to the rescue were City of Boulder Open Space and Mountain Parks, City of Boulder Fire Rescue, Rocky Mountain Rescue Group, AMR ambulance , and the Boulder County Sheriff's Office.

The associated Case number is : 17-5898


/s/: Sergeant Andy Smith