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College student, 20, plummets 150 feet to her death while hiking in upstate New York

College student, 20, plummets 150 FEET over a cliff to her death after getting lost on a hiking trip in upstate New York

  • Katherine Vollmer, 20, was killed when she fell over a cliff on Monday night
  • She and classmates from SUNY New Paltz were exploring Hasbrouck Park in Kingston when they got lost on the way back to their cars
  • The group was walking on along the edge of a cliff after nightfall when Vollmer lost her footing and plummeted 150 feet to her death at around 9.50pm 
  • Her body was recovered by an experienced rope team on Tuesday morning 

A 20-year-old college student has died after she slipped and fell 150 feet off a cliff while hiking with friends in upstate New York.  

Katherine Vollmer and several classmates from SUNY New Paltz were exploring cement caves and trails in Kingston’s Hasbrouck Park on Monday evening when they got lost on the way back to their cars. 

The group was walking on along the edge of a cliff after nightfall when Vollmer lost her footing and plummeted 150 feet to her death at around 9.50pm, according to the Kingston Police Department.

Katherine Vollmer, 20, died after she slipped and fell 150 feet off a cliff while hiking with friends at Hasbrouck Park in upstate New York on Monday night

Vollmer and several classmates from SUNY New Paltz were exploring cement caves and trails in Kingston's Hasbrouck Park when they got lost in the dark at around 9.50pm Monday. The 20-year-old from Rochester is seen in a Facebook photo from September

Vollmer and several classmates from SUNY New Paltz were exploring cement caves and trails in Kingston’s Hasbrouck Park when they got lost in the dark at around 9.50pm Monday. The 20-year-old from Rochester is seen in a Facebook photo from September

Vollmer landed in an area that was ‘only accessible by an experienced rope team’, authorities said. 

Her body was not recovered until the next morning. 

She had suffered ‘severe trauma from the fall’ and was pronounced dead at the scene. 

New Paltz President Donald Christian confirmed Vollmer’s death in a statement on Tuesday.  

‘We extend our deepest sympathy to Katherine’s family and friends and to the students, faculty and staff who knew her,’ Christian said.  

Vollmer’s Facebook page is covered with photos from her various hiking adventures, including a trip to the Adirondacks in September.   

Her Twitter photo shows her leaning up against a warning sign on a mountain in Iceland.  

Vollmer's social media pages are covered with photos from her various hiking adventures, including a trip to Iceland earlier this year (pictured)

Vollmer’s social media pages are covered with photos from her various hiking adventures, including a trip to Iceland earlier this year (pictured)



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