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Woman dies after falling 300 feet at Rocky Mountain National Park

A 21-year-old woman died after falling about 300 feet in Colorado’s Rocky Mountain National Park over the weekend.

The Severance, Colorado, woman and a 25-year-old man from San Angelo, Texas, fell while climbing in the Flying Dutchman couloir between Longs Peak and Mount Meeker in northern Colorado on Saturday, Rocky Mountain National Park officials said in a news release Sunday.

Park officials said visitors helped the critically injured man as other visitors called park staff for help. Park rangers and paramedics called in a Colorado Air National Guard helicopter to take him to an area hospital.

Park officials tried to recover the woman’s body on Sunday, but said they couldn’t because of the weather. They said they plan to recover her body on Monday.

The two victims were not named in the release. The woman’s death marks the fourth fatality at the park this year, reported the Fort Collins Coloradoan, part of the USA TODAY Network.

Park officials are still investigating the fall. They said 31 people helped in the rescue. On July 2, a 24-year-old man from Las Vegas died after falling into the water at West Creek Falls, the Coloradoan reported.

On July 9, a 26-year-old woman died after falling about 500 feet while free-solo climbing at the Four Aces of Blitzen Ridge, which is located on Ypsilon Mountain on the east side of the park. Free-soloists rock climb without safety gear.

And on July 17, park visitors found an unresponsive 51-year-old man from Carencro, Louisiana, near the Mount Ida trailhead. He died after suffering an acute coronary event and high-altitude pulmonary edema, the publication reported.

In other news – Oprah Winfrey reveals she will help with rebuilding in Maui

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Oprah, 69, has already visited some of those affected by the wildfires and provided essential donations such as diapers, shampoo, and pillows. She has now pledged to help fund the rebuilding of Maui. Oprah is said to be one of the richest self-made women in America, with an estimated net worth of $ 2.5 billion (£ 1.9 billion). Read More

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