Body Of 33-Year-Old Colorado Woman Found In RMNP
The body of a 33-year-old woman from Arvada was recovered from Rocky Mountain National Park over the weekend, as per reports from the National Park Service.
According to the news release, the woman’s body was recovered below the outlet of the Loch in Rocky Mountain National Park on Sunday (June 20) following an operation by the park’s search and rescue team.
Park rangers initially attempted to reach the location in an effort to retrieve the woman's body on Friday night (June 18), but lightning storms and darkness forced crews to temporarily postpone those efforts.
Weather interfered once again on Saturday (June 19), as Rocky Mountain National Park Search and Rescue Team members sought to resume and conduct field operations.
By Sunday (June 20), 38 members of the search and rescue team were involved in the recovery effort, including 28 people working in the field.
The woman’s body was transported up 60 feet of steep, rocky terrain to the Loch Vale Trail, then wheeled out to the Glacier Gorge Trailhead using a litter.
The woman's body was reportedly transferred to the Larimer County Coroner/Medical Examiner’s Office, as per the news release via NPS. She has been only positively identified as a 33-year-old female from Arvada, Colorado.
The woman’s name will be released after next of kin are notified. As per standard protocol, the incident is under investigation.
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