Man dies after apparent accidental fall in Red Rock Canyon Open Space

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Traffic along eastbound Hwy. 24 in Manitou Springs backs up on July 23, as law enforcement responds to a deadly fall at Red Rock Canyon Open Space.

COLORADO SPRINGS — A man has died after what appears to be an accidental fall within Red Rock Canyon Open Space, according to the Colorado Springs Police Department.

That man has been identified as 64-year-old Howard Stone.

CSPD says the call came in before 1:00 p.m. on Monday afternoon, after several witnesses saw Stone lose his footing while hiking alone in an off-limit area.

Officers used a drone to survey the affected area and were able to determine the ground was unstable due to recent rains. They were also able to estimate Stone fell about 85 feet.

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