The tragic incident occurred while climbing in the US state of Utah. A 41-year-old woman died after pushing her companion away earlier when she noticed a large chunk of ice had broken off the waterfall.
Meg O’Neill, 41, climbed the frozen Raven Falls near Indian Canyon Sunday in Duchesne County, Utah, with two others. During the climb, a large block of ice suddenly broke off.
She probably saved a friend’s life
The Duchesne County Sheriff’s Office said on Wednesday that a woman had pushed “her 21-year-old friend off the road, which probably saved her life.” It added that the 41-year-old “unfortunately was trapped under two huge blocks of ice and did not survive.” The message sent condolences to the woman’s family and loved ones.
The 21-year-old walked away towards the town of Duchense and called for help.
A 34-year-old man who was with the women suffered serious injuries after falling about 12 meters. He was airlifted to the hospital. The services do not inform about the state of his health.
Main photo source: Facebook/Duchesne County Sheriff’s Office