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1 dead, 1 injured in rock climbing accident near Boulder

Boulder County sheriff's officials say the men were starting the third pitch of the Wind Ridge route in Eldorado Canyon State Park on Thursday evening when they fell

BOULDER — A man was killed and another was seriously injured when they fell 150-200 feet while rock climbing near Boulder.

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Boulder County sheriff’s officials say the men were starting the third pitch of the Wind Ridge route in Eldorado Canyon State Park on Thursday evening when they fell and landed against a tree. Climbers on a different route saw the fall and were able to get to the men and provide updates to first responders.

One of the climbers, a man in his 30s, died at the scene. The Boulder County Coroner’s Office has identified him as Eric Huynh, 34, of Denver, according to The Daily Camera.

The other climber, a man in his 20s, was seriously injured and was flown by helicopter to a trauma center in Denver following a high-angle rescue.

Investigators have not said what caused them to fall.