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    Rocky Mountain

    National Park Colorado

Fatality on Longs Peak at RMNP

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Date: September 11, 2009
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. 

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