Longmont man ID’d as hiker who died on Conundrum Trail
A Front Range man collapsed and died Friday while hiking on the Conundrum Trail near Aspen, Pitkin County authorities reported.
He was indentified late Saturday as Gary Alan Zimmerman, 55, of Longmont.
His body was brought back to Aspen Valley Hospital through the collaborative efforts of Mountain Rescue Aspen, the Pitkin County Sheriff’s Office and Flight for Life.
At 12:30 p.m., the sheriff’s office received a report that the man collapsed on the trail at 11 a.m. approximately 4.5 miles below the hot springs and that CPR was in progress.
Flight for Life went to the location and Mountain Rescue Aspen mobilized members to hike to his location. Flight for Life was able to land approximately one-half mile from Zimmerman, hike to him and confirm that he had died. Mountain Rescue Aspen arrived on the scene soon afterward and moved the subject to the helicopter to be flown to Sardy Field and transferred to Aspen Valley Hospital by the Pitkin County Coroner’s Office.
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