Man dies while hiking Box Canon Trail


A Canon City man died while hiking on Box Canon Trail above Ouray this morning, authorities said.

Emergency personnel from Ouray County Emergency Medical Services, Ouray Mountain Rescue, the Ouray Police Department and the Ouray County Sheriff’s Office were called out to a report of a hiker in distress. Life saving measures were attempted but unsuccessful on 52-year-old Larry Vangelder, according to a news release. Ouray Police Chief Jeff Wood said Vangelder was hiking with his wife.

The cause and manner of death are pending the results of an autopsy, although Wood said it appeared Vangelder suffered a heart attack.