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Body of 24-year-old Fort Collins man found on Longs Peak

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Longs Peak

ROCKY MOUNTAIN NATIONAL PARK, Colo. — The body of a 24-year-old from Fort Collins was found by Rocky Mountain National Park rangers Tuesday after the man was reported missing from work after a trip to Longs Peak.

The unidentified man left about 2 a.m. Monday and was expected at work at 4 p.m. His employer notified Park rangers on Tuesday morning when he didn’t show up. Rangers investigated and believed the man likely planned to hike along the Keyhole Route.

His body was found about 3:30 p.m. Tuesday, about 1,000 feet below the Keyhole Route down the Trough.

Because of poor weather, recovery efforts were put on hold. They will resume when the weather clears, and the man’s identity will be released after next of kin have been notified.