Saturday, July 26, 2014

Fatality On Longs Peak

Rocky Mountain National Park is reporting that park rangers were contacted by a person climbing the Keyhole Route on Longs Peak yesterday morning, July 25th, notifying them that he and a group he was climbing with saw a body below The Ledges of the Keyhole Route. Rangers reached the body at 10:15 a.m. and confirmed that a male was deceased.

The incident is under investigation, no foul play is suspected. The US Forest Service Northern Colorado helicopter assisted with recovery efforts. His body was flown to the helipad at Upper Beaver Meadows in Rocky Mountain National Park and was transferred to the Boulder County Coroner's Office. The name, age and hometown of the deceased male will be released after identification has been made and next of kin have been notified. No further information is available at this time.

This was second fatality on Longs this year.


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