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Cardiac Fatality In Rocky Mountain National Park

On Monday afternoon, park rangers were notified of a cardiac emergency on Trail Ridge Road, ½ mile west of Forest Canyon Overlook at roughly 11,800 feet, at a vehicle pull-out area. The incident was not related to lightning. Park rangers reached the 67-year-old woman and began advanced medical care but the woman remained unresponsive and was pronounced dead at the scene. Rangers were assisted by an ambulanc ...

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Second Lightning Fatality In Two Days At Rocky Mountain National Park

At approximately 3:50 p.m. on, Saturday, July 12, park rangers were notified of a lightning strike that occurred near Rainbow Curve in Rocky Mountain National Park. Rainbow Curve is located at 10,829 feet along Trail Ridge Road. Rangers responded to four injured people. Four were taken to Estes Park Medical Center via ambulance,  one man succumbed to his injuries. On, Friday, July 11, at approximately 1:20 ...

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Lightning Strike Kills One

At approximately 1:20 p.m. on Friday, July 11 park staff were notified of a lighting strike that occurred on the Ute Crossing Trail in Rocky Mountain National Park. This area is located off of Trail Ridge Road between Rainbow Curve and Forest Canyon Overlook. Eight people were affected by the lightning strike with a variety of injuries. One woman died from her injuries. Of the remaining seven, two were tran ...

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Rescue Incident Near Sky Pond

On Saturday, June 28, Paul Lambert, 21, from Eagle River, Alaska, climbed Andrews Glacier in Rocky Mountain National Park. As he was traversing around a knife’s edge between Powell Peak and Thatchtop, Lambert slipped approximately 5 feet then tumbled and slid an additional 5 feet injuring his arm. He found himself in a location where he was cliffed out; unable to move up or down. Lambert activated a persona ...

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Discovery Days At Rocky

Discover the amazing world of Rocky Mountain National Park with your family every Tuesday at Discovery Days. Beginning on June 24 through August 12, drop by any time from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the Moraine Park Discovery Center. Join Education Rangers to explore a unique park theme through hands-on activities, crafts, games, and stories. This free program allows families to learn and have fun together. Weekly ...

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Woman Airlifted From Chasm Lake Area In Rocky Mountain National Park

At approximately 4:30 p.m. Sunday, June 15, park staff received a 911 call regarding an incident near Chasm Lake. A 56-year-old woman, hometown unknown, took a reported 65 foot tumbling, sliding fall on the snowfield between Chasm Junction and Chasm Lake. Members of the park’s Search and Rescue team reached the woman just two hours later at 6:37 p.m. She had numerous injuries. Team members conducted a techn ...

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Further Information Released Regarding Frappier Incident On Longs Peak In Rocky Mountain National Park

At approximately 6:00 p.m. on Tuesday, May 27, Rocky Mountain National Park rangers were contacted via cell phone by Samuel Frappier, 19, from Quebec, Canada. When Frappier contacted rangers he indicated he was stuck on the Keyhole Route. Using cell phone GPS coordinates, rangers determined he was not on the Keyhole Route, but was likely on the east side of Longs Peak. On May 27, Frappier and his friend had ...

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Fatality On Longs Peak

On Tuesday, June 10, park rangers were notified that a 24-year-old man from Fort Collins was overdue from the Longs Peak area in Rocky Mountain National Park. The man had left at approximately 2:00 a.m. on Monday morning, June 9, from Fort Collins. He was expected at work at 4:00 p.m. yesterday. An investigation revealed he likely planned to travel along the Keyhole Route. Rangers searched the area and loca ...

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