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Fatality on the Diamond of Longs Peak

At approximately 8:00 a.m. this morning, Friday, August 27, two park rangers on a climbing patrol on the Yellow Wall route on the Diamond of Longs Peak, witnessed a fall of a technical climber from Broadway Ledge.

The climber fell down the North Chimney Route from Broadway Ledge to Mills Glacier, roughly 800 feet. The rangers reached the man’s body at 10:00 a.m.

The victim’s body was flown to a helispot in the Upper Beaver Meadows area of the park at 2:10 p.m. His body was then transferred to the Boulder County Coroner. The identification of the man is under investigation.

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