Evergreen man critically injured after fall

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BOULDER, Colo. – An Evergreen man was critically injured after falling approximately 13-feet while trying to climb from a third-floor balcony to the rooftop of a building in the 800 block of Walnut Street just after 2:00 a.m. Saturday.

Police say Ryan Scott Haebe, 21, and several friends were trying to climb to the roof when Haebe slipped and fell, falling to the second-floor balcony. No one saw Haebe fall, and it had been raining.

Haebe’s friends told police he was drunk at the time of the accident.

Two friends climbed down to the lower balcony after hearing Haebe fall and found him unconscious and bleeding.

According to police, Haebe and his friends decided to climb to the top of the building after returning home from an evening out. They climbed over the third-floor balcony railing and began to climb by hanging onto the edge of the roof and stepping on a three-inch wide metal ledge.

It appears alcohol and weather are factors in the accident.

Haebe remains in the hospital in critical condition.

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