ROCKY MOUNTAIN NATIONAL PARK, Colo. (CBS4) – A hiker planning to summit Longs Peak failed to return Friday night. Rangers of Rocky Mountain National Park were notified around 10:30 p.m. that Spencer Veysey, 26, of Missoula, Montana was overdue.
He failed to return Saturday morning, and a search ensued. Officials combed the area around Chasm Lake as well as the Keyhole Route, and ran into icy conditions.READ MORE: CDC Estimates Pfizer Vaccine For Ages 5-11 In Colorado On November 1
Rangers located Veysey’s body late Saturday afternoon at the bottom of Lambs Slide, on the east face of Longs Peak. They stayed at the Chasm Shelter overnight.READ MORE: Douglas County Parents, Students Line Up At School Board Meeting Following Mask Mandate Ruling
The body was flown from the scene Sunday at approximately 11:30 a.m. and taken to the Boulder County Coroner. Rangers hiked out to the Longs Peak Trailhead.MORE NEWS: Denver City Council To Hear Proposal For Lowering Neighborhood Street Speeds
This is the first fatality on Longs Peak since November 2014.