SLADE, Ky. (AP) – A 28-year-old man has died after falling 200 feet while hiking at Eastern Kentucky’s Red River Gorge.
Wolfe County Search and Rescue said in a Facebook post that the hiker crossed a safety railing at Chimney Top Rock shortly before 10 a.m. Sunday, and then leapt across an open space to the chimney. His ankle rolled when he landed. The post says that, combined with his momentum, caused him to fall. The rescue team retrieved the body 200 feet below.
Wolfe County Coroner Frank Porter identified the man on Monday morning as Timothy James Amiot of Cincinnati.
The rescue team says this was the third fatality in 2015 at Chimney Top Rock.