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May 10, 2018

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Public Information Unit, 303-441-1500

29-year-old male dies while working at Heil Valley

Boulder County, Colo. - At approximately 11:06 A.M. today, the Boulder County
Communications Center received a call reporting that a person working with
Boulder County Parks and Open Space at Heil Valley Ranch didn’t return to the
trailhead as expected from a worksite.

First responders and search and rescue volunteers were
dispatched and co-workers began searching for the missing employee, a
29-year-old male. The employee was located by a co-worker approximately ¾ of a
mile up from the trailhead near the quarry. He was found unresponsive and life
saving measures, including CPR began immediately. He was pronounced dead on-scene
after over 30 minutes of resuscitation efforts were unsuccessful. It is
believed he was hiking back down to the trailhead and tripped, fell and sustained
head trauma. At this time, it is believed this was an accidental death, no foul
play is suspected.

Agencies that responded to the scene were: Boulder County
Sheriff’s Office, Boulder County Parks and Open Space, Rocky Mountain Rescue,
Lefthand Fire Protection District, North Colorado Med Evac and AMR ambulance.

Detectives from the Boulder County Sheriff’s Office and
investigators from the Boulder County Coroner’s Office are investigating. The
identity of the victim will not be released until family members have been
notified. The cause and manner of death will be determined by the Coroner’s

The associated case number is: 18-2633.


/s/ Carrie Haverfield, Public Information Specialist