Body of climber from Colorado recovered from Bolivian peak

View of the Illimani mountain as seen from El Alto, Bolivia, on May 22, 2020. (AIZAR RALDES/AFP via Getty Images)

LA PAZ, Bolivia (AP) — The body of an American man who died while climbing one of Bolivia’s highest peaks has arrived in the country’s capital after a two-day recovery effort.

Rescue workers say 24-year-old Daniel Granberg of Colorado died atop the Illimani mountain.

Rescuer Sergio Condori Vallejos says the man’s lungs apparently gave out during a difficult trek across the mountain.

Family members described Granberg as big-hearted, adventurous and well traveled with friends all over the world.

He graduated from Princeton University with a math degree and was an exceptional singer.

His mother, Jean Granberg, said her heart was broken.


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