Authorities identify woman killed at Falling Rock - KOTA Territory News

Authorities identify woman killed at Falling Rock

Authorities identify woman killed at Falling Rock

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Authorities have identified a woman who died from a fall while rock climbing near Rapid City.
 
The Pennington County Sheriff's Department says 39-year-old Michelle Goodgion of Rapid City died Saturday after a rock-climbing accident near Falling Rock. Emergency personnel responded to a report of an injured rock climber around 5 p.m. Saturday in Falling Rock. Members of the county's search and rescue team were able to extricate the Goodgion and she was then airlifted to a local hospital where she was pronounced dead.
 
Falling Rock is a limestone canyon about six miles outside Rapid City.
 
Authorities say the incident remains under investigation.

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A 39 year old woman has died as a result of injuries sustained from a fall while rock climbing Saturday afternoon.


At 5:00pm, Sheriff's Deputies were dispatched to Falling Rock for a report of an injured rock climber. Members of the Pennington County Search and Rescue team also responded and were able to extricate the victim. She was then transported by Life Flight to Rapid City Regional Hospital where she was pronounced dead.

The Johnson Siding Fire Department, Rapid City Fire Department, Pennington County Sheriff's Office, Pennington County Search and Rescue, and Life Flight were all on hand at the scene.

The victims name is being withheld until next of kin notification. The incident is still under investigation.
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