Parker man falls to his death from mountain near Aspen

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ASPEN, Colo. (KKTV) - A 25-year-old was killed after falling more than 164 feet from a mountain Saturday morning.

A climbing partner and a good Samaritan who saw the accident tried to perform CPR on the man, but he was later pronounced dead at the scene by first responders who flew in a couple hours after the fall.

The victim has been identified as Jake Lord, of Parker.

The accident happened at 7:40 a.m. near Capitol Peak, a 14er southwest of Aspen. It's not clear what caused Lord to fall. He reportedly fell between 164 and 300 feet.

The Aspen Times reports Lord's close friend and climbing partner Peter Doro, of Highlands Ranch, stayed by his side until a National Guard helicopter was able to fly Doro and Lord's body out early Saturday afternoon.