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Climber falls, dies in Clear Creek Canyon

Highway 6 through Clear Creek Canyon was closed between Golden and Highway 119.
Credit: Colorado Dept. of Transportation

JEFFERSON COUNTY, Colo. — A climber has died after falling in Clear Creek Canyon Jan. 19.

The Jefferson County Sheriff's Office (JCSO) tweeted just after 12:15 p.m. that Highway 6 was being closed while Golden Fire, Arvada Fire and Alpine Rescue Group worked to rescue the fallen climber. 

At around 1:40 p.m., JCSO tweeted an update that the mission had turned to a recovery mission after the climber's death.

The victim has been identified as Tucker Rowan, 24.

The fall happened near Tunnel 1 on Highway 6 just west of Golden, JCSO said.

Highway 6 was closed for around three hours from Golden on the east side to Highway 119 on the west end while crews worked to recover the body. The road reopened at around 3:15 p.m.

Credit: Jefferson County Sheriff's Office

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