Man dies in fall while climbing Longs Peak in Rocky Mountain National Park

ESTES PARK, Colo. - A 24-year-old Missouri man died on Longs Peak in Rocky Mountain National Park Thursday after he fell 150 feet.

Park rangers said the man fell from The Narrows on the Keyhole Route. The Narrows is an aptly-named rough ledge on one of the routes to the summit of the 14,259-foot mountain.

Initial reports from bystanders indicated the man suffered multiple traumatic injuries in the fall. The man survived the fall but later succumbed to his injuries. Another climbing group performed CPR but their efforts to revive the man were unsuccessful.

Park rangers wanted to use a helicopter to recover the man's body, but high winds prevented recovery on Thursday afternoon. The man's body was left on the mountain overnight and recovery efforts will continue Friday. 

Park officials said the man is from Springfield, Mo. His name will be released after his family is notified.

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