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Body Recovered After Weekend Avalanche On Mount Meeker

ROCKY MOUNTAIN NATIONAL PARK, Colo. (AP/CBS4) - Authorities say rescuers have recovered the body of a man who was killed in a weekend rock fall and avalanche that also injured two climbers at Rocky Mountain National Park. The man, identified as Christopher Clark of Land O'Lakes, Florida, was 25-years-old.

Park spokeswoman Kyle Patterson says that a helicopter crew lifted the Clark's body from the avalanche zone on Mount Meeker on Tuesday.

Two New Mexico climbers were injured in Sunday's avalanche. Michael Grieg, 27, of Albuquerque was airlifted by helicopter and hospitalized at Medical Center of the Rockies. Grieg's condition wasn't known Wednesday. Lillian Martinez, 24, of Albuquerque suffered minor injuries, Patterson says.

(© Copyright 2022 CBS Broadcasting Inc. All Rights Reserved. The Associated Press contributed to this report.)


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