Stranded Climber Dies After Rescue From 14er

Man Dies On Humboldt Peak In Custer County

A search and rescue team found a climber stranded by bad weather on a Colorado fourteener on Monday died after being rushed to a hospital, his friends said Tuesday.

Crews brought him down to a safe landing zone for Flight For Life to take him off the mountain Monday afternoon.

The drama unfolded Sunday when the climber and a companion were attempting to scale 14,064-foot Humboldt Peak along the Sangre De Cristo Mountain Range in Custer County.

The man dislocated his right shoulder and injured his hip above the 12,000-foot level and his companion went for help.

Rescuers attempted to reach the man late Sunday, but were turned back by deteriorating weather conditions.

The rescue team started out again at 6 a.m. Monday in an effort to reach the man.

Friends identified the man as David Worthington, 38.

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