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May 13, 2016

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Climbers Rescued From Top of 1st Flatiron in Overnight Rescue

Boulder County, Colo. - On Thursday, 12 May 2016 at approximately 10:24pm, the Boulder County Communications Center received a call from an individual who stated that he had received a text message at around 9:10pm from a party saying she was stuck at the top of the 1st Flatiron. Personnel from the Boulder County Sheriff’s Office, Boulder Fire Department, American Medical Response, and Rocky Mountain Rescue Group responded to assist.

Rescuers quickly made it to the top of the 1st Flatiron, where they made contact with three climbers. They were described as experienced climbers, but were uncomfortable finding their way down the rock face in the dark. Rescuers were able to setup a technical rescue and evacuate the climbers down the 1st Flatiron to safety. The climbers, Gretchen Abbott, 21, of Denver; Jacob Warren, 22, from Kentucky; and Kyle Ayres, 30, also from Kentucky, were uninjured. The incident concluded at approximately 3:00am on Friday, 13 May 2016.

The associated case number for this rescue is 16-2725.

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