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June 27, 2020

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Teenager rescued from First Flatiron after rain storm

Boulder County, Colo. - On Friday, June 26, 2020, at approximately 7:12 p.m., the Boulder County Sheriff’s Office received a call from a 17-year-old male who reported he was stuck on the First Flatiron after a thunderstorm passed through the area. The climber was by himself and was not using climbing equipment.

Members of the City of Boulder Open Space and Mountain Parks and the Rocky Mountain Rescue Group (RMRG) located him approximately 450 feet from the ground on the First Flatiron. RMRG lowered a rescuer to the stuck party who then assisted him in climbing up and off the rock. The rescue took approximately two hours.

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

The associated Boulder County Sheriff's Office case number is: #20-2800.


/s/ Emergency Services Coordinator - Kelly Lucy