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Gazette Premium Content Hiker's body recovered from SW Colorado mountain

The Associated Press- Updated: July 12, 2013 at 9:46 am

DURANGO — The San Juan County Sheriff's Office says a hiker fell several hundred feet to his death while climbing Jagged Mountain north of Durango.

The hiker's identity and age were not released after Thursday's accident.

According to the Durango Herald ( ), search and rescue members called a helicopter to retrieve the body.

In a separate incident, park rangers searching for the driver of an unattended vehicle found the body of a young man at the bottom of a cliff at Black Canyon of the Gunnison National Park.

The body was recovered Thursday using a helicopter that was waiting nearby to fight wildfires.

Park officials say rangers are working with the Montrose County Sheriff's Office and Montrose County Medical Examiner's Office to investigate that incident.


Information from: Durango Herald,

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