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Rock climber dies in accident near Boulder Falls, officials say

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Posted at 8:38 AM, Jun 29, 2019
and last updated 2019-06-29 10:38:44-04

BOULDER COUNTY, Colo. – A rock climber died after reportedly falling near Boulder Falls on Friday evening, officials said.

The Boulder County Sheriff's Office responded about 6:25 p.m. to a report of a fallen climber. Crews arrived and found the climber unconscious about 20 minutes later, above Boulder Falls, a news release from the sheriff's office said.

The climber, whose name hasn't been released, was pronounced dead at the scene.

Rescue crews worked to recover the body from the area until it got dark. They were planning to resume to recovery efforts on Saturday morning.