Teen rescued after scrambling up 'The Slab' in Fern Canyon in Boulder

BOULDER, Colo. - Rescuers were called to Fern Canyon in Boulder on Sunday afternoon after a teenager got stranded in a rocky area along with a man who tried to help rescue him.

The Boulder County Sheriff's Office said a 13-year-old boy was hiking with his family on the Fern canyon Trail when he scrambled up on a formation known as "The Slab."

While the teen was able to scramble up, he was unable to get safely climb down, deputies said.

When members of Rocky Mountain Rescue group arrived, they said they found a 26-year-old who was also stranded in the area after trying to help the 13-year-old.

After a short technical rescue, both people were safely lowered to the ground and evacuated out of the area by members of the Rocky Mountain Rescue Group.

Neither person was hurt, according to the Sheriff's Office.

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