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Man who died while rock climbing was from Minnesota

May 23, 2019

WINONA, Minn. (AP) — Authorities have identified the Minnesota man who died while rock climbing in Colorado.

Twenty-two-year-old Mitchel Halberg of Winona died of a head injury after falling while climbing in Poudre Canyon near Fort Collins, Colorado on Saturday. The death was ruled an accident.

Halberg was a student at the University of Wisconsin-River Falls. An obituary says he was president-elect of the university’s rock climbing club and was celebrating the completion of his first year there with friends in Colorado.

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