Hiker Dies on Longs Peak

Falls 150 feet

Longs Peak

Longs Peak     Photo: Navin75/Flickr

A Missouri man died after a 150-foot fall on Longs Peak Thursday, Rocky Mountain National Park officials announced. The 24-year-old man fell from The Narrows on the Keyhole Route, which had ice in several spots.

While park officials say the man survived the fall, he suffered multiple injuries. An off-duty park volunteer attempted CPR, but the man died despite their efforts, the Associated Press reports.

Due to high winds, helicopter crews have been unable to recover the man's body, though efforts will resume today. Officials say the Keyhole Route may be temporarily closed during air operations.

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