Thursday, January 9, 2014

Snowshoer Dies Of Heart Attack in Rocky Mountain National Park

The NPS Morning Report is reporting that a 74-year-old man from Fort Collins suffered a cardiac emergency while snowshoeing near Mills Lake this past Tuesday, January 7th. The man’s friends contacted park rangers by cell phone and began CPR, but were unable to revive him. He was pronounced dead around 1 p.m.

Mills Lake is located roughly 2.6 miles from the trailhead, and sits at an elevation of roughly 9940 feet.

Park staff, assisted by Larimer County Search and Rescue, recovered the man's body and reached the Glacier Gorge Trailhead at approxmiately 4:30 p.m. His body was then transferred to the Larimer County Coroner's Office.

Last week a snowshoer was rescued from the Mill Creek Drainage after becoming disoriented while snowshoeing by himself near Flattop Mountain.


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