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    Rocky Mountain

    National Park Colorado

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Climber’s Body Recovered

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Date: August 23, 2013
Contact: Kyle Patterson, (970) 586-1363

Corey Stewart's body was recovered this morning by helicopter from Lumpy Ridge. His body was transferred to the Larimer County Coroner's Office. Stewart, a twenty-two year old man from Newton, New Jersey, fell on Thursday, August 22.  Stewart was enrolled as a student at Colorado State University in Fort Collins.      

Park rangers were notified around 12:30 p.m. yesterday, via cell phone that he had fallen 30 feet while climbing Batman Pinnacle on Lumpy Ridge, a popular rock climbing area within the park. Minutes later people on scene started CPR on the victim. He did not recover.       

No further information is available at this time.

Did You Know?

a photo of Elizabeth Burnell, the nation's first female nature guide

Rocky Mountain National Park licensed the nation’s first female nature guides in 1917. Sisters Ester and Elizabeth Burnell learned the naturalist trade from advocate and author Enos Mills.