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5 dead in Chaffee County rockslide

By Chris Loveless, Digital Content Director , c.loveless@krdo.com
Jeremy Downing, Executive Producer , jeremy.downing@krdo.com
Published On: Dec 24 2013 08:11:06 AM CST
Updated On: Sep 30 2013 10:42:55 PM CDT
CHAFFEE COUNTY, Colo. -

Authorities confirm five people have died in a rockslide near Buena Vista in Chaffee County.

Chaffee County is located about two hours west of Colorado Springs.

The slide was reported around 11 a.m. Monday (9/30/13).  It happened at Agnes Vaille Falls off CR 162 while the group was hiking.

The Associated Press reports that a total of seven hikers were caught up in the slide. Five were killed, a 13-year-old girl was rescued from the slide and taken to the hospital, and a seventh person is missing.

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