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October 20, 2019

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Stranded climber rescued in Chautauqua Park, BoulkderCounty, CO

24 year old climber rescued from the first Flatiron

Boulder County, Colo. -

On October 19th, 2019, at approximately 7:30 p.m., the Boulder County Sheriff's Office was notified of a stranded climber in Chautauqua Park, 101 Bluebell Road, in unincorporated Boulder County, Colorado.

24 year old Carlos Guzman was ascending the first Flatiron without ropes or a harness when he became stuck and unable to climb down on his own. His female companion was able to call 911 for help. Guzman, a foreign exchange student from Cuba, is in Colorado for Fall break.

Rescuers with the Rocky Mountain Rescue Group (RMR) climbed up to Guzman, using ropes and harnesses to reach him. After several hours, RMR rescuers were able to escort the uninjured Guzman back to the Bluebell Shelter.

The responding agencies for this incident include the Boulder County Sheriff's Office, The City of Boulder Open Space and Mountain Parks Rangers and the Rocky Mountain Rescue Group.

The Boulder County Sheriff's Office case report number for this incident is #19-6118.


/s/ Sergeant Samuel Hard, #521