A woman rock climbing in the Cleveland National Forest died Saturday when she fell about 200 feet from a waterfall, authorities said.
OCFA Helicopter Two picked up technical rescue personnel and their gear and dropped them at the top of the waterfall, where the man who was climbing with the woman was unhurt, Holaday said.
The rescuers assigned to the helicopter were lowered down to where the woman had died and carefully recovered her body, he said. It was taken to Caspers Park where the coroner was standing by.
The chopper then went back for the man, Holaday said. The mission was completed about 4:30 p.m.
The two climbers were very experienced, he said. The was the fifth waterfall from which they had repelled Saturday in the isolated part of Orange County.
The Orange County Sheriff’s Department was investigating the fall, Holaday said.
— City News Service
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