- Associated Press - Sunday, October 12, 2014

ASPEN, Colo. (AP) - Two climbers who ran into trouble after summiting North Maroon Peak on Wednesday became separated nearly two days before a rescue team was able to reach one of them.

Jarod Wetherell had died by the time a search and rescue team from Mountain Rescue Aspen found him on Friday.

A Pitkin County Coroner’s Office press release issued Saturday says Wetherell died from blood loss. The cause of death is still under investigation.

According to the Aspen Daily News (https://tinyurl.com/n4nh797 ), Wetherell became separated from climbing partner David Richardson on Wednesday evening. What caused the pair to become separated is still unclear.

Authorities are still waiting to interview Richardson, who was hospitalized after he was rescued.

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Information from: Aspen Daily News, https://www.aspendailynews.com

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