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Fatality On Deer Mountain In Rocky Mountain National Park


At 5:50 p.m. Saturday, September 29, Rocky Mountain National Park’s dispatch center received a cell phone call that a 50-year-old female had taken a reported 40 to 50 foot fall on the north side of Deer Mountain. She had been hiking in the area with a family member. Park rangers reached her body at 8:10 p.m. Her body was approximately three miles from the Deer Mountain Trailhead in rocky, steep terrain.

Park staff stayed with her body overnight. Her body was flown from the area at 4:45 p.m. on Sunday, September 30, and transferred to the Larimer County Coroner. She has been identified as Toni B. Henthorn of Highlands Ranch, Colorado.

 

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