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Recent high school graduate dies in climbing accident near Clear Creek Canyon

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Posted at 1:48 PM, Jun 07, 2019
and last updated 2019-06-07 15:48:51-04

CLEAR CREEK COUNTY, Colo. - A recent high school graduate from Greenwood Village died Thursday in a climbing accident near Clear Creek Canyon, authorities said.

Lauren Guthrie, 18, reportedly fell while rappelling, according to the Clear Creek County Sheriff's Office. Deputies responded shortly before 1 p.m. to a call of an injured climber, just west of tunnel 5 and north of Clear Creek.

Several other climbers in the area reported the accident. Undersheriff Bruce Snelling said Guthrie had just graduated from high school.