San Miguel County, Colo. (KDVR) – A 29-year-old is killed while hiking alone on the Dallas-Gilpin Ridge, about 3.5 miles north of Telluride.
Patrick Ells was reported missing on Sunday night at 11 pm after telling his girlfriend that he was going to hike from Telluride and walk on the Sneffels Highline and possibly take the summit to Mt. Emma.
A search and rescue team was launched on Monday morning. Eels was found dead by staff at 2 in the afternoon, suffering from traumatic injuries.
San Miguel County Sheriff Masters said, “We express our deepest condolences to the family and friends of Mr. Ells who were clearly in prime time of their lives.”
Below are images of the search and rescue and recovery mission provided by the San Miguel Sheriff’s Office:
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