2nd climber falls on Longs Peak in two days

Body of first climber still on mountain

ESTES PARK, Colo. - A technical climber who fell on the east face of Longs Peak Friday was rescued by rangers from Rocky Mountain National Park.

The 34-year-old climber fell about 50 feet while roped in and suffered numerous injuries, according to the Park Service.

A park ranger/park medic came up the North Chimney and reached the man at 11:30 a.m. Two additional rangers rappelled from Chasm View to the man.

Rangers performed a technical lower 500 feet down the North Chimney and connected with other resources.   Park rangers were assisted by Rocky Mountain Rescue and Larimer County Search and Rescue.

The climber's fall delayed the recovery of the body of a climber who fell on Thursday in the same area.

Park rangers were working to recover the body of Paul Nahon, 20, of Springsfield, Mo., when they were pulled off to help rescue the injured climber.  Nahon died Thursday and his body will remain on the mountain until rangers are able to retrieve it.

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