Out-of-state hiker dies climbing Colorado 14er Mount Harvard

Posted at 11:54 AM, Aug 26, 2016
and last updated 2016-08-26 13:54:44-04

BUENA VISTA, Colo. -- An out-of-state hiker died climbing Mount Harvard this week.

Eric Poehlman, 46, of Vermont, was reported missing Wednesday evening after he did not return from a day hike. A search team found the man's body Thursday at 3:15 a.m. just below the summit at about 14,200 feet.

A team of hikers stayed with Poehlman's body until sunrise when a helicopter ferried him back to Buena Vista.

There were no apparent injuries that would suggest a cause of death and foul play is not suspected, according to the Chaffee County Sheriff’s Office. However, a autopsy will be performed to determine Poehlman's cause of death.


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