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October 11, 2020

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Scrambler rescued from Second Flatiron

Boulder County, Colo. - On Saturday, October 10, 2020 at approximately 8:14 a.m., the Boulder County Sheriff’s Office received a call from an 18-year-old Longmont man who had become stuck on the southside of the Second Flatiron. The man had gone up to meet friends to watch the sunrise, deciding to ascend the rock to get to the top of the rock. He was not using climbing equipment.

Rescuers hiked into the area and located the party. Members of the Rocky Mountain Rescue Group climbed up to the party, secured him, and then lowered him to the ground.

The rescue took approximately four hours.

Agencies assisting with this rescue effort included: Boulder County Sheriff’s Office, Rocky Mountain Rescue Group, and the City of Boulder Open Space and Mountain Parks.

The associated Boulder County Sheriff's Office case number is: #20-4521.


/s/ Emergency Services Coordinator - Kelly Lucy