New York college student plummets 150 feet to her death while hiking

New York college student plummets 150 feet to her death while hiking

A college student died on Monday after she slipped while hiking with her friends at a park in New York. Katherine Vollmer, 20, a student at State University of New York at New Paltz, was ’exploring the old cement caves and trails’ when the group apparently ’became lost and found themselves at the edge of a cliff’. Vollmer fell roughly 150 feet off the edge of the cliff.

david dindu
david dindu 6 months

thats one way to skip out on paying student loans

Robert 6 months

Sorry, don't be an InstaTHOT or at least pay attention to what you are doing when you climb out on cliff edges.

Little Scar
Little Scar 6 months

Didn't South Park do an episode about selfies being the leading cause of death in this upcoming generation? 😄

User Inactive
User Inactive 6 months

Vertical deceleration is a bitch, FYI the threshold for survivable injuries from vertical deceleration is considered to be 20-25 feet with a fall from eight stories (90-100 feet) being considered "non-survivable", falling 150 feet she likely died almost if not instantly on impact.

IvoryDove 6 months

I'm reminded of the time my family hiked to the t top of Vernal Falls in Yosemite and watched 20 yr olds climb over a safety fence and pose for pictures over a 500 cliff. All I could think was "please don't ruin my life by making me watch someone fall to their death." Sounds selfish, but I didn't choose the situation.

Vashman 6 months

It's always strange seeing a local story make national headlines. I live 15-20 minutes from New Paltz and there are some beautiful cliffs out there. The Shawangunks are majestic.

Liberty 6 months

Could have involved a phone but lost people in the woods would likely be looking at a maps app instead of taking selfies. This happened close to dusk or in the evening. Selfies are normally hard to take at night. Probably just some dumb kids doing what dumb kids have done every year for the past ever. Going places they don't belong, ill prepared, and overconfident. That wouldn't be as fun to speculate about I guess.

porcus 6 months

Pretty awful thing to experience as a parent. Not knowing if your child survived the fall or not until the next day has to be a special level of hell.

Battery Salad
Battery Salad 6 months

Why do I have a feeling that a phone was involved here? So many idiots dying every year taking selfies, I wouldn’t be surprised if this is another case of it.

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