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Man dies on Longs Peak Trail in Rocky Mountain National Park

A 55-year-old man from Lakewood died along the Longs Peak trail in Rocky Mountain National Park Saturday, Jan. 10.

He was approximately 2.5 miles (over 10,000 feet elevation) from the Long Peak Trailhead.

Park dispatch was contacted from the Longs Peak emergency phone, located at the trailhead, at 2:25 p.m. The caller indicated that a man was receiving CPR on the trail. Rangers started up the trail approximately 30 minutes after the initial report. Rangers reached the man at 4:20 p.m.



After consulting with a physician at Estes Park Medical Center, the man was pronounced dead at 4:40 p.m.

He was snowshoeing with family members. His name and cause of death will be released after other family members are notified.


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