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27th Jul 2022

British woman plunges 100ft to her death from mountain in front of husband

Steve Hopkins

The woman was hiking on the Santner via Ferrata in the Dolomites

A British hiker has reportedly plunged 100ft to her death from a mountain in northern Italy where she was hiking with her husband.

The 56-year-old woman and her husband were said to be hiking on the Santner via Ferrata (iron path) in the Dolomites when she lost her balance, The Mirror reported.

The accident occurred shortly before 2pm on July 24, when the couple was around three-quarters of the way to the Santner refuge on the Catinaccio, in South Tyrol.

The couple were said to be heading towards the Fronza Alle Coronelle refuge along path 542, via Ferrata Santner.

Ferrata is a mountainous path where climbers are assisted by fixed ropes, ladders and rungs.

The woman’s body was recovered by an emergency helicopter.

She has not been named.

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