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August 16, 2016

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Climber rescued from second flatiron

Climber stranded overnight

Boulder County, Colo. - A rock climber, 36-year-old Jeremy Cadwell, from Lakewood, Colorado, was rescued this morning from the second flatiron.

Cadwell was scrambling around the second flatiron yesterday evening when he became unable to descend on his own. He attempted to contact friends via text message overnight, but the messages were not received until this morning. He spent the night stranded in the City of Boulder Mountain Parks and Open Space property. Cadwell contacted our dispatch communications center this morning at 7:39 a.m. requesting assistance.

Boulder County Emergency Services as well as Rocky Mountain Rescue Group responded and were able to belay him to safety this morning.

This is a good reminder to bring equipment and emergency supplies with you when recreating outdoors, as well as letting friends and family know where you are going and when to expect you back.

Case #17-4977

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Carrie Haverfield

Public Information Specialist