LEAVENWORTH, Wash. (AP) — Authorities say a Texas man died in a climbing fall in Washington state’s Cascade Mountains.
Chelan County Sheriff’s Office Deputy Rich Magnussen says 60-year-old Robert Colburn’s son reported Thursday night that Colburn had not returned to camp after climbing Aasgard Pass southwest of Leavenworth.
Colburn was last seen around 3 p.m. Thursday as he was descending Aasgard.
Magnussen says a county mountain rescue team in a helicopter responded Friday and found Colburn at about 7,300-foot (2225-meter) elevation. Colburn was pronounced dead at the scene.
Rescue personnel said it appeared Colburn had slipped and fallen several hundred feet.