Durham Woman Dies In Pilot Mountain Fall

Durham Woman Dies In Pilot Mountain Fall

5:18pm Aug 24, 2021
Pilot Mountain. MOLLY DAVIS/WFDD FILE

A woman climbing at Pilot Mountain State Park has fallen to her death. A Surry County Emergency Services spokesperson says the 30-year-old Durham woman was with another person when she fell about 90 feet to the ground.

A ranger was able to make it to the victim within minutes and was soon joined by paramedics, but they weren’t able to save her. She died at the scene.

The victim fell from the top of one of the tallest climbing courses on Pilot Mountain, said Katie Hall, a spokeswoman for North Carolina State Parks.

The victim has not been identified.

Her death marks the first fatality in the park since July 2012, when an experienced climber fell about 50 feet and died.

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