Recent Falling Deaths Rocky Mountain, Zion and Grand Canyon
There have been a spate of falling deaths in national parks recently.
The latest involved a 58-year-old Colorado man who fell about 800 feet while descending Mount Meeker, a 13,911-foot peak in Rocky Mountain National Park. The man, whose identity has not yet been released, fell yesterday about 1:30 p.m. near an area known as "the Loft," a flat saddle between Meeker and Long's Peak, the park's highest.
Two park rangers witnessed the fall. While they managed to reach the man within 30 minutes, he had no pulse and was pronounced dead at 2:24 p.m.
The other deaths both occurred on August 22nd. In one, a woman fell approximately 1,200 feet to her death from Angel's Landing in Zion National Park. That incident has been termed an accident by investigators.
In the second incident, a woman fell about 1,000 feet to her death from Angel's Window on the North Rim of the Grand Canyon. That death has been ruled a suicide by park officials.