- Associated Press - Monday, April 21, 2014

RAPID CITY, S.D. (AP) - Authorities have identified a woman who died from a fall while rock climbing in western South Dakota.

The Pennington County Sheriff’s Department says 39-year-old Michelle Goodgion of Rapid City died Saturday after a rock-climbing accident near Falling Rock.

Emergency personnel responded to a report of an injured rock climber around 5 p.m. Saturday in Falling Rock. Members of the county’s search and rescue team were able to extricate the Goodgion and she was then airlifted to a local hospital where she was pronounced dead.

Falling Rock is a limestone canyon about six miles outside Rapid City.

Authorities say the incident remains under investigation.

Copyright © 2018 The Washington Times, LLC.

The Washington Times Comment Policy

The Washington Times is switching its third-party commenting system from Disqus to Spot.IM. You will need to either create an account with Spot.im or if you wish to use your Disqus account look under the Conversation for the link "Have a Disqus Account?". Please read our Comment Policy before commenting.

 

Click to Read More and View Comments

Click to Hide