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Two Rock Climbers Found Dead

By: Janet Kim Email
By: Janet Kim Email

Police were back on the scene Wednesday after two bodies were found in the Red River Gorge area in Wolfe County.

Kentucky State Police say someone went looking for their two friends didn't return home after leaving for a rock climbing trip Monday morning.

The victims were found around 5:30 Tuesday evening. They have been identified as 18-year-old Benjamin Strohmeier of Hebron and 18-year-old Laura Fletcher of Indiana.

Police say the Torrent Falls area where the accident happened is a dangerous area, where accidents have occurred in the past.

Investigators say the accident happened because of equipment failure when webbing gave out. They believe the climbers were descending down after completing a climb.


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