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Hiker Falls To His Death At Red River Gorge

A hiker has fallen to his death at the Red River Gorge.

Emergency crews responded overnight to an area in the gorge near the Wolfe/Menifee County line.

Search and rescue crews spent about five hours overnight searching for 29-year-old Donnie Rogers of Irvine, before they recovered his body. Officials confirm that marijuana was found on his body.

It's believed he fell more than 200 feet to his death in the Chimney Rock area of the gorge.

Roger's body is being taken to the State Medical Examiner's Office in Frankfort. Preliminary autopsy results show that he died of blunt force trauma.


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