Shane Benjamin
Durango Herald

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July 11, 2013
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Hiker falls to death on Jagged Mountain

A hiker fell several hundred feet and died Thursday morning on Jagged Mountain, near the Chicago Basin area north of Durango, according to the San Juan County Sheriff’s Office.

“He fell about 300 to 400 feet down a steep face,” said Sheriff Sue Kurtz. “He is deceased.”

The hiker’s identity and age were not immediately available. Kurtz said he is not a local resident.

Search and rescue members were working Thursday afternoon to remove the body.

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