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Colorado Man Dies In 50-Foot Fall In Rocky Mountain National Park


A Colorado man was killed when he fell about 50 feet while climbing on the "Batman and Robin" route in the Lumpy Ridge area of Rocky Mountain National Park.

Henry Gholz, 66, of Fort Collins, was climbing on the route Saturday afternoon when he fell, park officials said. Bystanders performed cardiopulmonary resuscitation until rangers arrived. Rangers performed additional advanced life support, but the man was pronounced dead at the scene. 

The man’s body was recovered by a long line helicopter operation Sunday at 8:45 a.m. and transferred to the Larimer County Coroner’s Office. As is standard for all fatalities that occur in Rocky Mountain National Park, an investigation is ongoing.


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