Hiker Found Dead in Gunnison National Park

Fell to his death in the Black Canyon

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Rangers in Gunnison National Park have recovered what they believe to be the body of a hiker missing since Sunday. The unidentified hiker obtained a permit indicating he’d leave the park on Saturday. When rangers found his car at the trailhead Sunday morning, they began a search of his intended route.

The body was located Tuesday in the park’s Black Canyon, 1,000 feet below the canyon’s southern rim. The hiker is believed to have fallen to his death. Rangers are currently attempting to recover the body but have been hampered by an ongoing snow storm.

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