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Gazette Premium Content Kansas man found dead on Longs Peak identified

Associated Press Published: July 28, 2014

ROCKY MOUNTAIN NATIONAL PARK — Officials have released the name of a man whose body was found on Longs Peak in Rocky Mountain National Park.

Park spokeswoman Kyle Patterson says a climber was on the Keyhole Route of the 14,259-foot peak when he and his group saw the body 18-year-old Nicholas L. Hellbusch, of Lenexa, Kansas, below The Ledges area Friday morning.

Park rangers reached the body about three hours later and flew it by helicopter to a nearby meadow. Investigators have not said how Hellbusch died.

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