Colorado hiker dies after fall in national park
September 5, 2009
ROCKY MOUNTAIN NATIONAL PARK, Colo. – A 62-year-old Boulder woman has died after falling on a trail and landing in a creek in Rocky Mountain National Park.
Park officials say hikers contacted rangers by cell phone around 1 p.m. Friday. Rangers reached the woman at 3:41 p.m.
Rangers said the woman was suffering from hypothermia and was losing consciousness. It’s unclear how long she was in the water.
Rangers performed CPR on her for more than an hour. The woman, whose name wasn’t released, was pronounced dead at the scene.
She was hiking with a friend. The Larimer County coroner will determine the cause of death.