ASPEN, Colo. (AP) — A 59-year-old man from New Hampshire is dead after collapsing on a hike with his son in Colorado.
Jon Harris of Derry died Wednesday evening near Maroon Lake outside Aspen. The Pitkin County Sheriff Office’s says two other people nearby began administering CPR before medics and Mountain Rescue Aspen volunteers arrived but they were unable to save him. The good Samaritans — Kathleen Hoyt of Cortland, New York and Mark Brooks of Edgewater, Colorado — stayed with Harris’s 15-year-old son until relatives arrived.READ MORE: Blue Angels Jet Makes Emergency Landing At Great Colorado Air Show
The lake, located at about 10,000 feet above sea level, is one of the most popular places to view the Maroon Bells, twin mountains that are among the most famous in the state.READ MORE: Marijuana Social Equity Fair Seeks To Level The Playing Field For Communities Of Color
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