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Man dies in climbing accident in hiking area near Durango

The Associated Press
May 28, 2018 03:19 PM

DURANGO, Colo. (AP) - A 31-year-old man died of injuries suffered when he fell while hiking north of Durango.

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LaPlata County Coroner Jann Smith says Phillip Clark of Durango was hiking with a friend on Animas City Mountain when they stopped at the end of a trail to take some pictures at about noon Sunday.

Smith says Clark was holding onto a ledge when it gave way.

County search and rescue director Butch Knowlton says Clark fell between 20 and 25 feet. Knowlton says it took some time for ground crews to reach Clark, who was flown to the hospital at about 4 p.m. Sunday.

Smith says Clark died early Monday.

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