2011-11-24 / Local & State

Hiker Falls To Death At Delaware Water Gap

BUSHKILL, Pa. (AP)– The National Park Service says a woman fell to her death while hiking on the Pennsylvania side of the Delaware Water Gap.

A statement released Thursday says park rangers recovered the body of 67- year-old Kathleen Stein of New York City earlier this week.

The statement says Stein and a friend began hiking in the park on Sunday afternoon and took separate paths. When Stein failed to return, the friend called 911.

The park service says rangers found Stein’s body Sunday night in Spackman’s Creek. Officials say she fell from a height about 100 feet.

The delay in announcing Stein’s death could not immediately be explained. Messages left for park officials were not returned Thursday night.

The park is located about 60 miles northwest of New York.

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