Quantcast

Elderly man found dead at Bear Creek Park - KOAA.com | Continuous News | Colorado Springs and Pueblo

Elderly man found dead at Bear Creek Park

Posted: Updated:

An elderly man was found dead after an apparent fall at Bear Creek Park Wednesday night.

The man went missing during a hike Wednesday morning, when he went one direction and the rest of the group went another. After hours of searching for him, they made a tragic discovery -- the 87-year-old man had fallen and died.

Family members tell News 5 that Elmer Kutila hiked this stretch of Bear Creek Park near turnaround #4 on Gold Camp Road almost every day, and often helped pick up trash that was left behind by other people.

But this morning, when he didn't meet back up with his family like usual, they say they knew something wasn't right and they started the search. Elmer wasn't found until later when a hiker passing by says the man's dog, who is deaf, led him to Elmer's body.

"We were walking on the side of the road and I saw the dog and it looked pretty old... I went up to it and I petted it and it walked away. Kept waking away every time, and next thing you know, I looked up and there was a guy there," hiker Kyle Smith said.

Investigators are still on scene and awaiting for the Coroner to arrive. At this point, Elmer's death appears to be a tragic accident.

Top Trending Videos

WEATHER
Drive the Doppler
  • Most Popular StoriesMost Popular StoriesMore>>

  • Man steals motorcycle, crashes minutes later and dies

    Man steals motorcycle, crashes minutes later and dies

    Wednesday, May 23 2018 1:35 PM EDT2018-05-23 17:35:38 GMT

    A 44-year-old Colorado Springs man is dead after crashing a motorcycle he stole just minutes before the crash. 

    A 44-year-old Colorado Springs man is dead after crashing a motorcycle he stole just minutes before the crash. 

  • Kicked Out: Parents evict 30-year-old son in New York

    Kicked Out: Parents evict 30-year-old son in New York

    Wednesday, May 23 2018 11:50 AM EDT2018-05-23 15:50:33 GMT

    A 30-year-old man has been ordered by a judge to leave his parents' home in Camillus, New York. New York State Supreme Court Judge Donald Greenwood ruled Tuesday afternoon that Michael Rotondo must remove himself. 

    A 30-year-old man has been ordered by a judge to leave his parents' home in Camillus, New York. New York State Supreme Court Judge Donald Greenwood ruled Tuesday afternoon that Michael Rotondo must remove himself. 

  • Rental homes targeted by illegal marijuana grow operations

    Rental homes targeted by illegal marijuana grow operations

    Thursday, May 24 2018 12:59 AM EDT2018-05-24 04:59:44 GMT

    Cartels and other organizations, groups, and individuals who grow illegal amounts of marijuana for intent to sell and distribute often capitalize on absentee landlords and negligent property managers to gut homes, businesses, and other buildings to grow their product.  Tuesday, the Drug Enforcement Administration, El Paso County Sheriff's Office, Colorado Springs Police, and Metro Vice, Narcotics, and Investigative Division busted 8 illegal grow locations near Ellicott, mostly in...

    Cartels and other organizations, groups, and individuals who grow illegal amounts of marijuana for intent to sell and distribute often capitalize on absentee landlords and negligent property managers to gut homes, businesses, and other buildings to grow their product.  Tuesday, the Drug Enforcement Administration, El Paso County Sheriff's Office, Colorado Springs Police, and Metro Vice, Narcotics, and Investigative Division busted 8 illegal grow locations near Ellicott, mostly in...

Powered by Frankly

© KOAA.com 2018, KOAA.com
A CORDILLERA COMMUNICATIONS Station
All rights reserved
Privacy Policy, | Terms of Service, and Ad Choices

Can't find something?