Fatal fall reported in Wyoming's Death Canyon

Rangers responded to the scene Sunday.

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Radcliff Spencer, 27, of Wyoming, suffered a fatal fall while skiing in Grand Teton National Park's Death Canyon Sunday, National Park Service (NPS) officials said in a statement.

A climber notified authorities they had witnessed an individual fall in the Apocalypse Couloir, and that the person appeared to be unresponsive.

Officials attempted to resuscitate Spencer at the scene, but those attempts "proved unsuccessful due to the nature of injuries sustained," NPS said.

Spencer's remains have been transferred to the local coroner, a helicopter brought the four remaining individuals out of the canyon via helicopter.

"While the snowpack remains generally stable, hazards still exist and may carry high consequence in technical terrain," NPS said.