Update: Missing hiker found dead in the Red River Gorge

Published: May. 4, 2021 at 12:33 PM EDT
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POWELL COUNTY, Ky. (WYMT) - 5/5/2021 Update: A UK student who went missing in the Red River Gorge earlier this week was found dead Wednesday morning.

Officials with Powell County Search and Rescue posted the news on Facebook. While crews were able to ping the 24-year-old woman’s phone and watch to find her GPS coordinates, when they got to where she was, they found she had fallen off a 150-foot cliff. She did not survive the fall.

Her name has not been released.

Original Story (5/4/2021):

The Powell County Search & Rescue team is looking for a 24-year-old University of Kentucky student who went missing near Auxier Ridge Trail Monday Evening.

They say she was planning to hike to Courthouse Rock between 3 and 7 p.m.

If you see her, you are encouraged to call 911 immediately.

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