Colorado man dies after fall in Rocky Mountain National Park


DENVER  |  A Golden man has died after a fall while climbing in Rocky Mountain National Park in northern Colorado, park rangers said.

The 26-year-old man died Thursday while traversing Broadway Ledge with a group when he fell about 600 to 800 feet (180 to 240 meters), The Denver Post reported.

The man was not immediately identified.

Authorities responded to an emergency call from another group of climbers who witnessed the fall. Rangers reached the man at the base of Fields Chimney, about 70 miles (110 kilometers) northwest of Denver.

His body was flown by helicopter around 4 p.m. to a landing spot and was released to the Boulder County coroner’s office.

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