Jul 2, 2011 2:05 PM by AP Posted by James H Egbert
SALIDA, Colo. (AP) - Chaffee County authorities say a Denver woman has died after falling while hiking Mount Princeton in south-central Colorado.
County Coroner Randy Amettis identified the woman as 30-year-old Deanna Miller. He said her body was being recovered from the 14,000-foot peak Friday.
Sheriff Pete Palmer says rescuers were sent to the Mount Princeton trailhead Thursday after the woman's companion called to say she fell and suffered severe head injuries.
She was dead by the time rescuers arrived. They found the pair down a steep rocky chute off the main trail after they encountered rain, strong winds, and lightning. Rescuers say the man was not physically hurt and they walked him off the mountain.
Those rescuers were diverted from the search for a missing father and daughter on Missouri Mountain.