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Nurse dies after fall at Mount Whitney
#58208 11/12/20 05:12 PM
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Such a sad story. Not clear exactly where she was along the trail... but to survive a fall and 2 nights of freezing temperatures and to be alive when rescuers got to her. Then succumbing to injuries at the hospital. So tragic.

https://www.cbsnews.com/news/cassandra-bravo-nurse-dies-fall-mount-whitney/


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Deadfoot #58209 11/12/20 06:13 PM
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Very sad.

They mention in that article that she kept warm by crawling under a fallen log, so that means somewhere around Mirror Lake or below. The cliffs above Mirror Lake are also pretty dangerous.

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Deadfoot #58210 11/12/20 10:14 PM
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Thanks for posting the note. So truly sad.

Here's the Sierra Wave article
Missing mother, hiking on Mt. Whitney, found by Inyo SAR yesterday alive, has died.

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Steve C #58219 11/16/20 02:01 PM
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Very sad indeed.

Doug T. told me the accident happened between Lone Pine Lake and the Portal, but she was taking a cross country route (not main trail). Not sure if it was on purpose or not. She may have missed the turn coming down, and ended up at the lake and then continued down to the Portal via a use trail.

They have a GoFundMe page to help her kids.

GoFundMe, https://gf.me/u/y76bcq


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