According to Chaffee County Search and Rescue, they were sent out to the Mount Princeton trailhead after a call was received around 1:15 p.m. on Thursday. The caller was saying his female companion had fallen, suffered injuries to her head, lost consciousness and had stopped breathing.
The man told the dispatcher they were just below the summit. Severe weather including hail, strong winds and lightning delayed the rescuers from reaching the hikers until 5:30 p.m.
Once the rescuers discovered the two hikers down a steep rocky chute off the main trail, they found the woman deceased. She was later identified as Deanna Miller, 30, of Denver.
The man was "emotionally distressed, but otherwise unharmed," according to the authorities. Rescuers took the man away from the accident spot, reaching the trailhead at about 7 p.m.
Miller's body was removed from the accident scene on Friday.
Chaffee County Sheriff Pete Palmer told 9NEWS Friday morning that these two hikers are not the same people as the missing father and daughter hikers who went missing near Buena Vista.
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