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Missouri Man Killed By Fall In Rocky Mountain National Park


A 20-year-old Missouri man climbing in Rocky Mountain National Park was killed by a fall of about 150 feet from "the Narrows" section along the Keyhole Route on Longs Peak.

Park rangers received a 911 call shortly after 8 a.m. Thursday alerting them to the accident. Initial reports from bystanders indicated that Paul Nahon, of Springfield, Missouri, suffered multiple traumatic injuries. Other climbers and hikers tried unsuccessfully to revive him with CPR.

Efforts to recover the man's body via helicopter were unsuccessful Thursday due to high winds. Another attempt was to be made Friday. Sections of the Keyhole Route may be temporarily closed during air operations.

Park officials say ice was present along several locations along the Keyhole Route at the time of the incident.

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