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An ice climber died after saving a colleague’s life by “pushing her off an ice fall”Utah authorities recently reported.
The two women, ages 41 and 21, they were trying to scale a frozen waterfall known as Raven Fallswhich was located about 100 miles southeast of Salt Lake City when the tragedy occurred, the Duchesne County Sheriff’s Office said. it’s a statement.
The sheriff’s office added that the actions of the older climber “probably saved” the life of the younger climber.
He was then able to descend the terrain and drive to Duchesne City, where he called 911 for help for his injured climbing partner. Tragically, the senior climber died after becoming trapped “under two huge blocks of ice,” the sheriff’s office continued.
At the same time, a third climber in the group, a 34-year-old man, fell about 40 feet and fractured his spine landing on ice. He was lifted off the mountain by helicopter and transported to a nearby hospital with serious injuries, authorities said.
The man’s condition is unknown in the latest update released Tuesday, where the sheriff’s office also extended condolences to the climber’s family and loved ones.
“Our deepest condolences to all those affected by this tragedy, to the family of this brave woman who lost her life while saving another,” the agency wrote.
“We hope that everyone can find comfort and all the warm support will prevail over their hearts as they mourn the loss of their loved one,” he added.
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