Eight Year Old Dies Near Hanging Lake

An eight-year-old boy died in a hiking accident yesterday at Hanging Lake near Glenwood Springs.   The child, who was hiking with his parents and sibling, reportedly slipped and hit his head on a rock while walking near the Sprouting Rock waterfall. Attempts to revive the boy were unsuccessful and he was pronounced dead on the scene at about 6 yesterday afternoon. The boy’s family, who is from the front range, has asked that his identity be withheld to allow them ample time to notify extended family members of his death.

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