Chesterton physician died from fall in Colorado mountains

2014-04-07T16:30:00Z 2014-04-08T00:20:14Z Chesterton physician died from fall in Colorado mountainsTimes Staff nwitimes.com
April 07, 2014 4:30 pm  • 

A Colorado coroner ruled Monday a Chesterton doctor died of multiple injuries, including head injuries, due to a fall.

James McGrogan, 39, went missing March 14 while on a hiking trip in Eagle County, Colo., near Vail. His body was found April 3 by backcountry skiers.

Eagle County Coroner Kara Bettis ruled the death accidental.

McGrogan was reported missing after becoming separated from his group while hiking to the Eiseman Hut. Police say friends toldĀ investigators McGrogan walk ahead of the group.

McGrogan was nowhere to be found when the group eventually made it to Eiseman Hut.

McGrogan's body was about 4.5 miles east of the trail he was hiking with friends in the Booth Falls area north of Vail, according Bettis.

The body was reportedly found in an ice fall below Booth Falls, police said.

McGrogan is a 1993 graduate of Chesterton High School and returned to the area from Wisconsin last summer. He worked as an emergency room physician at the St. Joseph Regional Medical Center in Mishawaka.

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