Climbers’ bodies recovered |

Climbers’ bodies recovered

The Associated Press
Aspen, CO Colorado

GRAND TETON NATIONAL PARK, Wyo. ” The bodies of two climbers who apparently fell to their deaths on Grand Teton were recovered with the help of a helicopter, a park official said Wednesday.

“They were roped together,” park spokeswoman Jackie Skaggs said. “We still don’t know what happened and how it happened.”

The two were identified as Alan Rooney, 38, and Jonathan Morrow, 28, both of Kelly, according to a National Park Service news release.

They apparently fell to their death sometime Sunday, the release said.

The climbers were reported overdue at 8:20 a.m. Monday, and rangers spotted their bodies Tuesday at about the 12,000-foot elevation of the 13,766-foot mountain.

Unstable snow pack delayed recovery of the bodies until Tuesday evening, park officials said.

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