Multiple People Are Facing Trespassing Charges After a Teenager Was Critically Hurt in an Abandoned Missile Silo


DEER TRAIL, Colo. —According to the Arapahoe County Sheriff’s Office, two people were issued citations, and six others are facing trespassing charges, following the rescue of an 18-year-old boy from an abandoned missile silo located north of Deer Trail back in October.

According to the sheriff’s office, the guy sustained significant injuries after falling around 30 feet down the silo located off County Road 22 at approximately 3:30 in the morning on May 5. The rescue crews communicated with five teenagers, who informed them that three additional teenagers were hiding inside the silo when they arrived. According to the sheriff’s office at the time, the group had obtained access to the silo by crawling through a damaged gate that was located at the center of the entrance.

Teens Rescued From Abandoned Silo: One Arrest After Dangerous Fall

Two people were staying with the victim and were not hurt when they were retrieved from inside the silo at approximately six in the morning. Following the sheriff’s office, rescue teams arrived at the silo at approximately 6:30 a.m. and evacuated the injured guy from the structure at approximately 8:30 a.m. With severe injuries, he was transported by helicopter to the hospital.

Two 18-year-olds, including the one who sustained serious injuries, were issued citations for second-degree criminal trespassing, which is considered a minor violation, according to the sheriff’s office, which announced the incident on Monday. According to the sheriff’s office, six additional individuals, all of whom are under the age of 18, will be charged with criminal trespass in the second degree.

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