Richard L. Marchman

Firefighter Marchman collapsed and died from an apparent heart attack in the Brainard Lake Recreational Area while hiking back out to the Blue Lake/Mitchell Lake Trailhead parking lot after he and fellow responders helped rescue an injured hiker and move her to a suitable location for transport by a Flight for Life helicopter to the Good Samaritan Hospital.

Department Information

Indian Peaks Fire Protection District
PO Box 205
10 Utica ST
Ward, Colorado 80481

Chief: Norman Bowers

Fatality status is provisional and may change as USFA contacts State Fire Marshals to verify fatality incident information.

Age: 67 
Rank: Firefighter 
Classification: Volunteer 
Incident Date: Jul 9, 2014 12:00
Date of Death: Jul 9, 2014 
Cause of Death: Stress/Overexertion 
Nature of Death: Heart Attack 
Activity Type: Search and Rescue 
Emergency Duty: Yes
Duty Type: Returning 
Fixed Property Use: Outdoor Property