Teen girl dies after falling 50 feet while hiking along California trail
SOUTH LAKE TAHOE (KTXL) -- A 14-year-old girl accidentally fell to her death Wednesday while hiking the Vikingsholm Trail, near Lake Tahoe's Emerald Bay.
The teen has been identified as Chloe Conn of Detroit Lakes, Minnesota.
Conn fell about 50 feet just after noon, according to the El Dorado County Sheriff's Office. An off-duty law enforcement officer who was in the area began CPR on the girl until first responders arrived.
Conn took a detour off the trail to Vikingsholm, a residential castle that is part of the state parks system.
She went onto a popular rick outstripping that is deceptively steep.
Conn suffered major injuries as a result of the fall. She was transported to Barton Hospital in South Lake Tahoe where she died from her injuries.
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