Colorado, Rocky Mountain National Park (4)—On August 15, 1956 George Bloom (21) and a companion, John Carpenter, had climbed Mt. Craig and in descending had separated, each going down opposite sides of a steep rock ridge. Carpenter never saw Bloom again and finally went on in to report Bloom’s disappearance. A search party started out that night and an extensive search was carried on the next day when Bloom’s body was finally located in a rock pile at the foot of a series of steep cliffs. It was evident that he had died almost instantly from a crushed skull, crushed chest, broken leg, and other injuries.
Source: George B. Hartzog, Acting Superintendent, R.M.N.P.