5 dead in Chaffee County rockslide

Chris Loveless, Digital Content Director , c.loveless@krdo.com
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POSTED: 12:37 PM MDT Sep 30, 2013    UPDATED: 09:42 PM MDT Sep 30, 2013 
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.