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Colorado Springs hiker missing on Longs Peak found dead

(COLORADO SPRINGS) – The body of missing 23-year-old hiker Lucas Macaj was recovered Thursday, May 16, in Rocky Mountain National Park (RMNP) after four days of intensive rescue efforts.

Macaj was reported late after hiking on Sunday, May 12, after reaching the summit of Longs Peak before dangerous storms arrived. Rescue efforts were made, including ski teams, dog teams, helicopters and snowshoe teams.

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    Lucas Macaj, courtesy: Rocky Mountain National Park

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    Lucas Macaj, courtesy: Rocky Mountain National Park

In a somber update on Thursday, RMNP shared that Macaj’s body was found on Mills Glacier, near the base of Lamb’s Slide. An investigation by park rangers shows he has suffered a significant fall, RMNP said. Macaj’s body was recovered by helicopter and taken to the Boulder County Coroner’s office.

The coroner will determine the official cause of death.

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