Around 1 p.m. this afternoon, July 29, members of Chaffee County Search and Rescue located and retrieved the body of a deceased man west of West Apostle Peak in the Ice Mountain area. The man is tentatively identified as Terry Pann, age 60 from Nathrop, Colorado.
Pann has been the object of an intensive and ongoing search for the past five days after he was reported overdue after going hiking in the Ice Mountain area, which is located in northern Chaffee County. The area is rugged, with steep terrain area, requiring experienced alpine mountaineering.
Pann was reported missing when he failed to return from a July 22 hike. Search efforts have been hampered due to inclement weather for the past four days. This morning the weather improved and the Chaffee County Sheriff’s Office reported that numerous resources were put in place to do a much more intense search.
Pann has been transported to the Chaffee County Coroner’s Office; an autopsy will be performed and positive identification established.
Those participating in today’s search and recovery include: Chaffee Search and Rescue North and South, Park County SAR, El Paso County SAR, Summit County Rescue Group, DFPC Canon City Helitak, DFPC Multi-Mission Aircraft, Flight for Life Colorado and Reach Air Ambulance (which has also assisted the search for the past several days.)