TELLURIDE, Colo. (KKCO/KJCT)-- UPDATE: The San Miguel County Coroner identified Robert Himber as the man who died Saturday while climbing the Via Ferrata trail in Telluride.
The coroner said cause and manner of death are still under investigation.
Original story: A 74-year-old man from Grand Junction died after suffering a medical event while climbing Telluride’s Via Ferrata, the San Miguel Sheriff’s Office said Sunday.
It happened Saturday afternoon in Telluride, according to a press release from the sheriff’s office.
The man and his step-daughter completed a part of the climbing course when he sat down and became unresponsive, the sheriff’s office said. She started CPR and called 911.
A tour group on the trail came to help with CPR, but after about 45 minutes of trying to resuscitate him, the man was pronounced dead, according to the sheriff’s office.
The San Miguel County Coroner is investigating cause and manner of death, but trauma was not a factor, the press release said.
A Grand Junction man died Saturday while climbing Telluride's Via Ferrata in a non-trauma related incident. Multi-agency response required in remote location, treacherous terrain. Click for news release: https://t.co/tSnRExWpBl @TellurideFPD #telluride #viaferrata pic.twitter.com/VuqGOzTUeh— San Miguel Sheriff (@SheriffAlert) September 16, 2018