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Man Killed In Fall On Longs Peak Was MIssouri Tennis Champ

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Paul Nahon (credit: KOLR-TV)

Paul Nahon (credit: KOLR-TV)

ROCKY MOUNTAIN NATIONAL PARK, Colo. (AP/CBS4) – Rocky Mountain National Park officials say a climber from Missouri has died after falling about 150 feet on Longs Peak, which reaches 14,259 feet.

Park rangers received a 911 call Thursday morning reporting that a 24-year-old man, identified as Paul Nahon from Springfield, had fallen from The Narrows on the Keyhole Route on Longs Peak. The route had ice in several spots at the time. Park officials say the man survived the fall, but bystanders reported he had multiple injuries.

An off-duty park volunteer and his climbing party performed CPR, but the Nahon died.

Nahon was a two-time Missouri state tennis champion headed for Colorado College in the fall.

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