Crews Use Helicopter To Remove Man’s Body From Longs Peak

ROCKY MOUNTAIN NATIONAL PARK, Colo. (CBS4) – The body of a Fort Collins man who died while climbing Longs Peak earlier this week was recovered using a helicopter on Thursday.

Matthew Burklow, 25, left early Monday morning to hike the 14er’s Keyhole route but he never returned.

(credit: CBS)

(credit: CBS)

His body was spotted by a search crew about 1,000 feet down from that route in an area known as “The Trough.”

Boulder County’s coroner is working to determine how Burklow died.


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