Woman dies after falling from 200-foot waterfall in California

KTLA — A woman died after apparently falling 200 feet from a waterfall in the Cleveland National Forest Saturday, according to the Orange County Fire Authority.

Officials responded to the incident near the Blue Jay Campground off Ortega Highway sometime after 1 p.m. after a hiker called to report that his hiking partner had fallen off a rockery area.

The Orange County Sheriff’s Department as the U.S. Forest Service responded and helicopter rescuers reached the hikers, but found that the woman had died. The man was not injured. Authorities first described the pair as rock climbers.

Officials are investigating how the woman fell.

No further details about the incident have been released.

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