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to was post Okla ig th 1 r* mayo Colorado Mountaineers Complete Tough Job at " ahypn Wreck Scene DENVER Ifi -- Colorado moun- aineers who worked from narrow edges to recover bodies of plane rash victims in the Grand Canon slept between rocks so they 'ouldn't tumble, Fred W. Welch Denver said Monday. Welch was one of five Colorado nountain experts who spent five ays at the task. They were joined uring their job by eight Swiss lirnbers. In all, he said,' 19 men n the 'narrow ledges "and just .bout room for 18." There were two spots where Colorado climbers slept, one about 0 feet square and the other 5 feet, Welch said, explaining: "It was comparatively level, but if you moved around in your ng bag much at night,' it would ravel a few feel downhill. So ;lept between a couple o( rocks, so we wouldn't roll." The Coloradoan said tempera- ures reached 120 degrees in the afternoons and there was no .ntil the final day of his slay--Sun- lay--when a canvas was flown by helicopter. The climbers 1 were taken lo area by helicopter and did not' come out until their work was finished. Welch referred all inquiries about the crash to United Air officials. \Vilh Welch' throughout the job were two Denverites Charles J. Pavlik and Allen Aute'n and two men from Boulder, Raymond Batson and L. David Lewis. 1

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  1. Greeley Daily Tribune,
  2. 10 Jul 1956, Tue,
  3. Page 7

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