Man Dies in Rappelling Accident

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A coroner says a 45-year-old Delaware man died after falling while he was rappelling on a cliff in central Kentucky.
Wolfe County Deputy Coroner Gary Sparks says that the man, whose name was not released Tuesday night, fell about thirty feet down an eighty-foot cliff before his harness and ropes stopped the fall on Tuesday.
He said an autopsy will be performed to determine the cause of death. He said it was not clear if he died as a result of the fall or whether a medical incident caused him to fall.
Sparks said the man's 15-year-old son and others were able to get the man down before rescue workers arrived.


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