Fatality on Longs Peak at RMNP
Contact: Kyle Patterson, 970-586-1363
A body of an unidentified male was found below the False Keyhole this morning at 10:15 a.m. by an off duty park employee. It appears that his fatal injuries were a result of a significant fall on the north side of Longs Peak.
Rangers are investigating the incident and working with the Boulder County Coroner to identify the man. His body was flown from the Boulderfield at 4:30 p.m.
Last night park staff were notified of an overdue party. John Bramley, a fifty-five year old man from Littleton, Colorado, had not returned from his hike to Longs Peak on Thursday, September 10. This morning, September 11, 2009, a search began. It has not yet been determined if the two incidents are related.
The Boulder County Coroner’s office will confirm the identification of the man and determine cause of death.
Did You Know?
The oldest rocks in the park are metamorphic (biotite schist and gneiss) estimated at 1.7 billion years old, making them some of the oldest rocks within the National Park System.