Hiker dies after falling 45 feet near Kaaterskill Creek

HUNTER, N.Y. (NEWS10) – A 56-year-old hiker fell 45 feet near Kaaterskill Creek on Friday.

It happened near Route 23A in the towns of Hunter and Catskill line.

Mary Yates was hiking on the trail near the creek with two other people.

She was pronounced dead at the scene.

The Greene County Coroner said the cause of death was massive trauma to the chest.

 

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