British Hiker Dead After 100ft Plunge


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A British hiker has died after plunging nearly 100 feet from a mountain in Italy.

The 56-year-old woman and her husband had been hiking in the Rosengarten massif in the Dolomites in northern Italy when she suddenly lost her balance.

Picture shows Santner via ferrata, Catinaccio in South Tyrol in Italy, in undated footage. British tourist (56) died after falling from the spot. (Newsflash)

Local reports say she fell from a height of 30 metres (98 feet).

The couple had been heading towards the Fronza Alle Coronelle refuge along path 542 (Via Ferrata Santner) on 24th July.

Her body was retrieved by a mountain rescue team and flown away by helicopter.

It is reported to be the second fatal accident in a few days on the same path, which is equipped with fixed rope, steps and rungs to help walkers.

The victim was not named in local reports.

Picture shows Santner via ferrata, Catinaccio in South Tyrol in Italy, in undated footage. British tourist (56) died after falling from the spot. (Newsflash)

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