A Colorado man died after falling nearly 100 feet off a cliff at Grand Teton National Park in Wyoming on Friday evening, according to the National Parks Service.
Edward Tom, 40, of Boulder, Colo., was looking for a backcountry campsite after a storm with gusty winds, heavy rain and hail moved through the Petzoldt Caves area when he fell off the cliff, a National Parks Service statement said.
Tom and his partner were on an attempt to climb the 13,770-foot Grand Teton peak.
Two doctors in the area rappelled to the scene at about 6 p.m. Friday to assist Tom, and park rangers arrived after 7 p.m., but efforts to revive the climber were unsuccessful.
His body was recovered on Saturday morning.
The incident remains under investigation, the Parks Service said.
First published September 7 2013, 9:26 PM