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Wilderness Education Institute Student Fatal Fall at Cascade Falls, Colorado

June 24 2004 at 4:46 PM
roger  (Login dipper)

Response to June, 2004 Rescues


A 13-year-old girl who died after a 100-foot fall was identified today as Abigail Walter of Bailey.
A 71-year-old woman who died of a heart attack in a separate incident was identified as Marilyn Frongillo of Sarasota, Fla.
Abigail was with four other students and two counselors from the Wilderness Education Institute when she fell at Cascade Falls on the west side of the park on Wednesday, park spokeswoman Kyle Patterson said.
She fell at about 1 p.m. about 3 1/2 miles from the trailhead. It was nearly 2:30 p.m. before a hiker reached a phone to call 911, Patterson said.
The exact cause of death had not been determined.
Frongillo, whose age was previously reported to be 72, had been hiking at Lake Irene in the northwest part of the park on Wednesday, Patterson said.
The lake is near a parking lot at an elevation of about 10,000 feet.,1413,36~53~2233074,00.html

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