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72-year-old Aurora man dies of suspected heart attack on Flat Tops

Staff Report

An Aurora man hunting on the Flat Tops died Thursday of an apparent heart attack, according to Ron VanMeter, spokesman for the Garfield County Sheriff’s Department.

Roy Alfred Brown, 72, was in hunting camp with his son, Stanley Brown, of Livermore, on Thursday afternoon when the elder man collapsed.

Stanley Brown gave his father heart medication and administered cardio-pulmonary resuscitation, then rode two hours on horseback to get within range to call out on his cell phone for help. The call reached the dispatch office at 5:30 p.m., VanMeter said.

Garfield County Search and Rescue members were flown to the hunting camp aboard a Colorado National Guard aircraft, arriving at the camp at 10:15 p.m. Thursday. They found Roy Brown dead, VanMeter said.

The search and rescue crew stayed overnight with the hunting party, and Brown’s body was flown out Friday afternoon and taken to Rifle Funeral Home.

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