Fatality On The Narrows Section On Longs Peak

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Date: October 2, 2016
Contact: Kyle Patterson, (970) 586-1363

A 61 year old man from Greeley, Colorado died yesterday, Saturday, October 1, on Longs Peak in Rocky Mountain National Park.  He fell approximately 100 to 150 feet, apparently slipping on ice, along The Narrows section on the Keyhole Route.  Park rangers were notified of the incident around 10 a.m. via cell phone by visitors who were in the area when the fall occurred.


Park rangers were flown to the summit of Longs Peak via helicopter and reached the man's body at approximately 4 p.m.  His body was recovered by a long line helicopter operation at 5:40 p.m. and transferred to the Boulder County Coroner's Office.  His name will be released after next of kin have been notified. 



Last updated: October 2, 2016

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