PITKIN COUNTY — A hiker died after falling down a gully and over a cliff near Heckert Pass in Pitkin County Saturday morning, according to the Pitkin County Sheriff’s Office.
The hiker’s body was recovered by a Colorado National Guard helicopter crew after a Mountain Rescue Aspen (MRA) drone located the hiker’s location between the pass and Peirre Lakes Basin, the sheriff’s office said in a news release.
A friend of the hiker sent messages to the Pitkin County Regional Emergency Dispatch Center via the hiker’s Garmin inReach SOS device. The call came in around 11 a.m.
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