Man dead after falling in Maroon Bells area

ASPEN, COLO. (AP) - Authorities say a Conifer man is dead after falling in the Maroon Bells area near Aspen.

The Aspen Times reports 68-year-old Stevan Sprowles fell Wednesday, and rescuers responded to the area after a personal locator device was activated.

Search crews tracked the device and found Sprowles' 30-year-old hiking partner, who was helped down by two climbers from Boulder.

Investigators have not said how far Sprowles fell.

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Information from: The Aspen Times, http://www.aspentimes.com/

Copyright 2016 Associated Press


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