CO: Man dies on hunting trip
November 14, 2009
Man dies on hunting trip
A 51-year-old Willits man was found dead inside his tent Thursday night.
David Parmeter had been on a hunting trip with three other valley
residents in the Triangle Peak area, north of Woody Creek. His hunting
companions phoned police at 9:15 p.m. to report they had found their friend
dead at the camp. Sheriff’s deputies reached Parmeter about at about 1:30
a.m. Friday about six miles up the Red Rim Trail, and brought his body out
two hours later.
A cause of death has not been determined. On Friday night, Pitkin County
coroner Dr. Chuck Johnson said an autopsy and toxicology results were
The weather was mild at the time the death was reported and isn’t
believed to be a factor, authorities said.
A Pitkin County sheriff’s deputy said he did not know how long the
hunting party had been out in the woods and was unable to provide any
further information. Parmeter’s death remains under investigation.
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