Missouri climber dies in Rocky Mountain National Park
Fri, 16 Aug 2013 17:50:00 GMT —
Rocky Mountain National Park officials say a climber from Springfield, Mo., has died after falling about 150 feet on Longs Peak, which reaches 14,259 feet.
Park rangers received a 911 call Thursday morning reporting that a man had fallen from The Narrows on the Keyhole Route on Longs Peak. The route had ice in several spots at the time. Park officials say the 20-year-old Paul Nahon survived the fall, but bystanders reported he had multiple injuries.
An off-duty park volunteer and his climbing party performed CPR, but Nahon died.
The Springfield News-Leader reports Nahon was a 2011 graduate of Glendale High School in Springfield and won state tennis titles in 2010 and 2011. He also holds the state record for most tennis wins in Missouri high school Class II with an overall record of 117-7. Glendale won three conference and district championships during Nahon's run.
Nahon recently transferred to Colorado College.