Virginia woman dies at WV gorge

Posted by Shawn Maclauchlan

RICHMOND, VA (WWBT) - A Virginia woman was killed over the weekend while rock climbing in West Virginia.

It happened Saturday, at the New River Gorge National River.

A ranger says the 33-year-old woman fell about 50 feet.

The victim's name hasn't been released and the cause of the accident remains under investigation.

We're told the area where the accident occurred is one of the gorge's most challenging cliffs.

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