Man who died Wednesday in mountains was Atlanta resident

Aug 3, 2012 By Christina George, Staff Writer

The Fremont County Coroner's office has identified the man who died in the mountains near Dubois on Wednesday evening as Alec McCrackin.

County Coroner Ed McAuslan said an autopsy was scheduled for 11 a.m. on Friday in Loveland, Colo., to determine what caused the 65-year-old's death.

He said the victim owned a residence in Dubois, but his primary residency was in Atlanta, Ga.

McCrackin was hiking in the Lake Louise area in the Wind River Mountain Range south of Dubois on Aug. 1 when witnesses reported he started suffering symptoms of a heart attack.

The Fremont County Sheriff's Office received a call shortly before 5 p.m. from a woman reporting a man in her hiking party was having chest pains.

Both aerial and ground search-and-rescue efforts were launched, but by the time crews reached the area at 7 p.m., they found McCrackin had died.

Print Story
Read The Ranger...