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Climber dies in fall on Colorado 14er

Douglas Christensen of Castle Pines fell about 30 feet while coming down Windom Peak.
Credit: KUSA

LA PLATA COUNTY, Colo. — A Castle Pines man fell to his death while descending a 14er in southwestern Colorado Monday, La Plata County said. 

The county said Douglas Christensen, 53, fell about 30 feet while coming down Windom Peak, a 14,093-foot peak in the Weminuche Wilderness.

A climbing partner and a passerby tried CPR on Christensen but were unable to resuscitate him. 

Search and rescue crews and a helicopter recovered Christensen's body Tuesday morning. 

An autopsy will determine how he died.

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