Rocky Mountain National Park (CO)Snowshoer Dies Of Heart Attack
A 74-year-old man from Fort Collins suffered a cardiac emergency while snowshoeing near Mills Lake on Tuesday, January 7th.
The man’s friends contacted park rangers by cell phone and began CPR, but were unable to revive him. He was pronounced dead around 1 p.m.
Mills Lake is almost three miles from the trailhead and close to 10,000 feet in elevation. Park staff, assisted by Larimer County Search and Rescue, recovered the man’s body and transferred it to the Larimer County Coroner’s Office.