Hiker’s Fatal Fall Ruled Accidental; Drug Traces Found During Autopsy

August 21, 2015

The Boulder County Coroner's Office has ruled that the death of a 21-year-old hiker who fell 150 feet in May was accidental.

The Daily Camera reports that Justin Bondi of Boulder died of blunt force trauma as a result of an accidental fall.

Officials say Bondi was hiking with a friend near Flagstaff Mountain on May 3 when he started shaking and fell backward about 150 feet.

According to the autopsy report, Bondi's system contained traces of marijuana, cocaine and the anti-anxiety medication Xanax. There were no signs of any abnormal medical conditions that might have caused the shaking.

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