News / 

DC woman dies in Angel Point Cove rappelling accident

DC woman dies in Angel Point Cove rappelling accident

(Wayne County Sheriff's Office)


3 photos

This archived news story is available only for your personal, non-commercial use. Information in the story may be outdated or superseded by additional information. Reading or replaying the story in its archived form does not constitute a republication of the story.

HANKSVILLE, Wayne County — A 33-year-old woman died on Tuesday morning after she fell while rappelling, Wayne County Sheriff’s officials said.

Fiona Heckscher of Washington, D.C., was rappelling out of a slot canyon near Angel Point Cove trailhead when she slid about 20 feet, and then went into a free fall of another 40 feet to the bottom of the canyon, authorities said.

Sheriff’s deputies responded, as well as Wayne County Sheriff’s Office Search and Rescue crews. Heckscher's friends attempted life-saving measures on her before authorities arrived.

When deputies and crews arrived, they were told Heckscher had died of her injuries.

Photos

SIGN UP FOR THE KSL.COM NEWSLETTER

Catch up on the top news and features from KSL.com, sent weekly.
By subscribing, you acknowledge and agree to KSL.com's Terms of Use and Privacy Policy.

KSL Weather Forecast