Teen killed in 100-foot fall from cliff | SummitDaily.com

Teen killed in 100-foot fall from cliff

BOULDER – A 17-year-old boy was killed when he plunged about 100 feet into South Boulder Creek while climbing a cliff, authorities said.The victim was identified as Bryan Doner of Westminster.His body was found in the creek Friday morning, less than a quarter-mile from where he disappeared, Gilpin County sheriff’s spokeswoman Cherokee Blake said.An autopsy was planned for early next week.Doner and four friends were trying to scale a cliff along Colorado 72 near Pinecliffe southwest of Boulder when he fell, Blake said. One of his companions said he fell straight into the water, Blake said.The companions phoned for help from a nearby restaurant, and crews from Boulder and Gilpin counties searched Thursday night and again Friday morning, she said.Gilpin County officials were investigating the incident as an accident and did not suspect foul play, Blake said.

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