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Body of missing hiker found in Sangre De Cristo mountains

Body recovery on Kit Carson Peak_Oct 14 2021_Saguache County Search & Rescue
Posted at 3:52 PM, Jul 11, 2022
and last updated 2022-07-12 22:18:12-04

SAGUACHE COUNTY — The body of a missing hiker in the Sangre De Cristo mountains in Saguache County has been found.

The body of 41-year-old Luis Corkern was found by a Colorado Department of Fire Prevention and Control helicopter on day two of the search.

According to the Saguache County Sheriff's Office, Corkern fell from the ridge down the Kirk Couloir, between Kit Carson Peak and Challenger Point.

A technical rescue team from Custer County Search and Rescue had been airlifted to the area and climbed to Corkern's location where his remains were lifted from the mountain.

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