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Update: Body of missing man recovered in RMNP

Sky-Hi News Staff Report

The body of Ronald Webber, 58 of Maitland, Florida was recovered on Friday, Jan. 22 according to Rocky Mountain National Park (RMNP) officials. During ground and aerial search efforts Webber’s body was located at the base of a broken cliff band at Peacock Pool located around 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. Officials estimated he fell approximately 200 feet.

The exact cause of death will be determined by the Boulder County Coroner’s office.

Webber was reported overdue Jan. 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, Jan. 19. His vehicle was found at the trailhead.

Rocky Mountain National Park Search and Rescue team members searched a small segment of this large search area on Jan. 21, including the Roaring Fork drainage and the east cirque of Longs Peak in the Chasm Lake area. Aerial search efforts also took place.

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