October 1, 2022

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Hiker who died on Longs Peak identified

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ESTES PARK, Colo. (KDVR) — Officials with Rocky Mountain National Park identified the hiker that died near the Keyhole Route of the Longs Peak ascent as Russell Jacobs, 25, of Westminster.

Jacobs’ body was recovered Sunday night by helicopter and transferred to the Boulder County Coroner’s Office. Park visitors found Jacobs about 80 feet above the Ledges area of the park after a long weekend search hampered often by weather, officials said.

Jacobs had contacted a friend late Friday afternoon, Sept. 16, by cell phone saying that he was lost and worried about the weather.

“Jacobs was unprepared for winter conditions or to spend an unplanned night at elevations above 13,000 feet,” park officials said.

Anna Maria Basquez

2022-09-20 11:09:06

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