Rapid City woman killed in rock climbing accident



     RAPID CITY, S.D. (AP) - Authorities have identified a woman who died from a fall while rock climbing in western South Dakota.
 
     The Pennington County Sheriff's Department says 39-year-old Michelle Goodgion of Rapid City died Saturday after a rock-climbing accident near Falling Rock.
 
     Emergency personnel responded to a report of an injured rock climber around 5 p.m. Saturday in Falling Rock. Members of the county's search and rescue team were able to extricate the Goodgion and she was then airlifted to a local hospital where she was pronounced dead.
 
     Falling Rock is a limestone canyon about six miles outside Rapid City. 
 
     Authorities say the incident remains under investigation.
 

     
 AP-WF-04-21-14 1025GMT

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