Man who died skiing in Rocky Mountain National Park ID’d |

Man who died skiing in Rocky Mountain National Park ID’d

The 40-year-old Boulder man who died while skiing on Taylor Glacier in Rocky Mountain National Park on Tuesday, Sept. 30., has been positively identified as Matthew Chesaux, according to the Larimer County Coroner/Medical Examiner’s Office.

Friends contacted the park Tuesday night and said Chesaux was overdue. The victim was an experienced skier and mountain climber and was wearing a helmet.

His body was found Wednesday morning by friends who notified Rocky Mountain National Park Service. The body was flown out of the area and turned over to the coroner’s office Wednesday afternoon.

An autopsy was conducted on Thursday. Manner of death was officially determined to be an accident, and the skier’s death was caused by multiple blunt force injuries.

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