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Patrick Eells was a hiker who went missing in Colorado over the weekend, has been found dead after suffering traumatic injuries from an apparent fall while hiking alone.

According to a press release from the San Miguel County Sheriff’s Office, Eells was identified as the deceased hiker who went missing on the Dallas-Gilpin ridge, located approximately 3.5 miles north of Telluride.

Age

He was 29 years old.

Missing

The incident began at approximately 11 p.m. on Sunday, May 30, when 29-year-old Patrick Eells was reported missing after he had told his girlfriend earlier in the day that he was going to hike from Telluride, Colorado, and run on Sneffels Highline and possibly the summit of Mt. Emma, according to the San Miguel County Sheriff’s Office.

A search and rescue mission was subsequently launched early on Monday morning to find Eells, with about a dozen deputies joining the investigation and SAR members who were using multiple aircraft resources to help find the missing man.

Eells body was found only hours later on the Dallas-Gilpin ridge about 3.5 miles north of Telluride by the upper Mill Creek Basin area and below Gilpin peak at around 2 p.m. local time.

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“We extend our deepest condolences to the family and friends of Mr. Eells who so clearly was in the prime of his life,” said San Miguel County Sheriff Bill Masters in a statement on social media.

Found Dead

A recovery mission was launched for Eells after he was found, and authorities requested that people remained out of the area until their task was completed.

“Sheriff Masters wishes to thank the deputies & SAR volunteers, Mountain Blade Runner, Olathe Spray, & Telluride Airport for their efforts in today’s mission for a missing hiker,” Masters tweeted late Monday night. “We are fortunate to have the expertise & resources available with our staff, volunteers, and regional partners to safely and efficiently accomplish a very difficult and technical mission today. We were all hoping for a better outcome, and again, our condolences to Mr. Eells’ family.”

Other hikers were asked to stay out of the upper Mill Creek Basin area below Gilpin Peak until they could recover Eells’ body.

According to the press release, officials believe Eells died after suffering “traumatic injuries … from an apparent fall while hiking alone,” according to the press release.

“We extend our deepest condolences to the family and friends of Mr. Eells who so clearly was in the prime of his life,” Sheriff Bill Masters said in a statement.

Police Report

In a separate Facebook post, Sheriff Masters thanked the deputies & SAR volunteers, Mountain Blade Runner, Olathe Spray, Undersheriff Berg and Telluride Airport, for their efforts in helping find Eells.

“We are fortunate to have the expertise & resources available with our staff, volunteers, and regional partners to safely and efficiently accomplish a very difficult and technical mission today,” Masters added. “We were all hoping for a better outcome, and again, our condolences to Mr. Eells’ family.”

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