Climber Dead in Colorado Avalanche

Killed in Rocky Mountain NP

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A man is believed dead in Rocky Mountain National Park after an avalanche struck.     Photo: Coloradophotos/Shutterstock

A 43-year-old climber is presumed dead after an avalanche in Rocky Mountain National Park Sunday evening. David Laurienti and his climbing partner, Lisa Foster, 45, were reported overdue Monday morning.

Park rangers found Foster near Ypsilon Lake with "numerous" injuries Monday afternoon and transported her to a hospital. Laurienti's body could not be immediately recovered.

A park spokesman said that Blitzen Ridge, from which the pair descended, includes sections of technical rock that can be hazardous in winter.

Via Denver Post

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