Hiker found dead near summit of Colorado's Mount Harvard

Posted at 9:34 PM, Aug 25, 2016
and last updated 2016-08-25 23:34:18-04

SALIDA, Colo. (AP) -- Chaffee County sheriff's investigators say a 46-year-old hiker from Vermont was found dead on Mount Harvard in central Colorado.

Eric Poehlman, of Richmond, Vermont, was reported missing Wednesday evening after he did not return from a day hike. A search team found the man dead early Thursday morning just below the summit at about 14,200 feet above sea level.

There were no apparent injuries that would suggest a cause of death, and foul play is not suspected.

An autopsy is planned.


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