ROCKY MOUNTAIN NATIONAL PARK, Colo. (AP) — A 61-year-old man from Greeley is dead after falling while climbing Longs Peak in Rocky Mountain National Park.

The accident happened Saturday after Scott Corliss apparently slipped on ice and fell about 100 feet on The Narrows section of the Keyhole Route, one of the mountain’s most popular climbing routes.

Park officials say visitors called rescuers by cellphone about 10 a.m. to report the accident. Rangers were flown by helicopter and recovered the body later in the afternoon.

(© Copyright 2016 The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.)


Leave a Reply

Please log in using one of these methods to post your comment:

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )


Connecting to %s