BOULDER, Colo. — Authorities say a rock climber is dead after falling from the First Flatiron in Boulder.

Carrie Haverfield, a spokeswoman for the Boulder County Sheriff’s Office, tells The Daily Camera the climber fell from the steep iron-shaped rock formation Thursday afternoon, and rescue crews hiked about a mile to get to the body.

Investigators have not said how far the climber fell.

The death marks the second fatal fall from the formation this year after a 17-year-old died while free-soloing the First Flatiron in August. Before that, no one had died due to an accidental fall on the Flatirons since 2008.


Information from: Daily Camera, http://www.dailycamera.com/

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