BOULDER, Colo. (CBS4)– An Evergreen man was rushed to the hospital after falling about 13 feet early Saturday morning.

It happened at about 2:10 a.m. Saturday at a building in the 800 block of Walnut Street.

Ryan Scott Haebe, 21, and several friends were climbing a third floor balcony to the building’s rooftop when Haebe apparently slipped and fell onto a balcony on the second floor below.

Haebe’s friends told police he had been intoxicated at the time of the accident. No one saw him fall and it had been raining.

Two of Haebe’s friends jumped to the lower balcony to help him after they heard him fall. He was unconscious and bleeding and appeared to have suffered head injuries.

Because no one was home at the lower-floor apartment where the victim had fallen, the Boulder Fire Department forced entry in order to get to him and give medical aid. Haebe was taken by ambulance to a local hospital for treatment.

According to Haebe’s friends, they decided to go to the rooftop after they arrived home from an evening out. They climbed over their third-floor balcony railing and began to climb to the roof, hanging onto the edge of the roof and stepping on an approximately three-inch wide metal ledge that inclined toward the roof. At least one of the friends made it up, and Haebe was following. That’s when they heard the victim fall.

Alcohol and weather appear to be factors in this accident. Haebe remains in the hospital in critical condition.


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