January 22, 2016
Kyle Patterson, (970) 586-1363
Today, during ground and aerial search efforts, Ronald Webber's body was located at the base of a broken cliff band at Peacock Pool. This is roughly 1/2 mile east of Chasm Lake. Rocky Mountain National Park Search and Rescue team members were flown to an area near Peacock Pool where they could more safely access his body. His body was flown from the scene to a landing spot at Upper Beaver Meadows and transferred to the Boulder County Coroner. It appears that he had an approximate 200 foot fall. The exact cause of death will be determined by the Boulder County Coroner's office.
Ronald Webber, 58 of Maitland, Florida, was reported overdue yesterday afternoon, January 21, from a reported mountaineering trek to Rocky Mountain National Park and was believed to be in the Longs Peak area. He left the trailhead on Tuesday morning, January 19. His vehicle was found at the trailhead. It was unclear where he was intending to go.
Rocky Mountain National Park Search and Rescue team members searched a small segment of this large search area yesterday afternoon, January 21, including the Roaring Fork drainage and the east cirque of Longs Peak in the Chasm Lake area. Aerial search efforts also took place. Today, teams were continuing search efforts in this area when his body was found.
No further information is available at this time.