Kansas man dies in rock climbing accident in Colorado

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Matt Hagny (Exapta Solutions) Matt Hagny (Exapta Solutions)

Authorities say a 50-year-old man from Kansas has died after he fell while rock climbing in Colorado.

The Boulder County Sheriff's Department says the man fell about 60 feet Saturday in an area called the Bell Buttress in Boulder Canyon about 9 miles west of downtown Boulder.

He was identified as Matt Hagny, of Bel Aire, according to AgPro.

The sheriff's department says the man and a companion had just completed a climbing route and were searching for a way to descend. When the victim walked to the edge of a cliff to look over, a rock gave way and he fell.

Hagny Gettysburg, S.D., and moved to Kansas in 1993, AgPro reports. He founded Exapta Solutions, a no-till seeding specialty manufacturer, in 1998

The Associated Press contributed to this report. 

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