Fatality on Mount Ida Trail in Rocky Mountain National Park
On the afternoon of Monday, July 17, a 51-year-old male from Carencro, Louisiana was found unresponsive a little over one mile from the Mount Ida Trailhead by park visitors hiking in the area. They notified park rangers via a personal locator beacon and began CPR on the individual. Park rangers responded to the scene and continued CPR and initiated advanced medical care. The man was later pronounced deceased.
As is standard protocol the incident is under investigation. Park staff conducted recovery efforts via a litter carryout to the Mount Ida Trailhead. The man’s body was transferred to the Grand County Coroner’s Office who will determine the cause of death. The man’s name will be released by the coroner’s office after next of kin are notified.
The park was assisted by Grand County Sheriff’s Office, Grand County EMS, Grand Lake Fire and Classic Air Medical, stationed in Steamboat Springs.
Update as of July 20, 2023:
The 51-year-old male who was found unresponsive on the Mount Ida Trailhead on July 17, 2023 has been identified as Mr. Robert Landry, from Carencro, Louisiana. Autopsy findings from the Grand County Coroner show that his death is consistent with an acute coronary event, as well as high altitude pulmonary edema. The manner is natural.