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Sep 14, 2011 8:58 PM by Dr. Anya Winslow

Body of hiker recovered

ASPEN, Colo. (AP) - The body of a 41-year-old Dillon man who died while hiking near the Maroon Bells has been recovered with the help of a helicopter.

Authorities say David Morano died Saturday after falling more than 200 feet near Pyramid Peak about 2 miles east of the Maroon Bells.

The Aspen Times reports a team from Mountain Rescue Aspen used a helicopter Wednesday morning to fly near the area where David Morano fell.

Pitkin County sheriff's officials say rescuers had to use a longer cable than normally used in such recovery operations because of the steep, rugged terrain.

(Copyright 2011 by The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved.)

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