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Backcountry skier dies in Rocky Mtn Nat’l Park

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Vail CO Colorado

ROCKY MOUNTAIN NATIONAL PARK – Rangers have found the body of a backcountry skier in Rocky Mountain National Park.

The National Park Service says the 40-year-old Colorado man was reported overdue on Sunday. He was said to be an experienced backcountry skier who planned to hike in and ski a snowfield near Finch Lake.

Rangers found the man’s car at a trailhead Sunday morning and located his body on a snowfield near the southern boundary of the park later in the day.

Rangers plan to remove the body on Monday.

It’s not known how the man died. His name and hometown haven’t been released.