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majid_sabet


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Story of fatal climb at Columbia Hills State Park still emerging.Dyal-Silva, a certified climbing instructor who was teaching her husband's brother how to climb, died of her injuries, as did Silva, a second-generation detective with the Gresham Police Department.

http://www.oregonlive.com/...s_will_miss_fal.html


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I heard they were on toprope?


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meahtots wrote:
I heard they were on toprope?

more than 80 climbers were there that day and half a dozen people saw them falling but I am still waiting for someone to come forward and explain what went wrong .


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wow. sad. condolences to the families and friends.


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So tragic. Heartfelt condolences to the friends and family.

Blue skys...


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How the hell did they die from only a 35 foot fall? I could understand if one of them had died if they landed awkwardly or something. But BOTH of them?... must have been a nasty, rocky landing. 35 feet isn't that high really. It's ankle, leg, pelvis breaking height for sure, but I wouldn't have thought it was a fatal height.


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grubbjasona wrote:
How the hell did they die from only a 35 foot fall? I could understand if one of them had died if they landed awkwardly or something. But BOTH of them?... must have been a nasty, rocky landing. 35 feet isn't that high really. It's ankle, leg, pelvis breaking height for sure, but I wouldn't have thought it was a fatal height.

All you need is to fall 3 feet on your neck and its over.


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Less than 3 feet could do it. 35 feet? Easily.


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grubbjasona wrote:
How the hell did they die from only a 35 foot fall? I could understand if one of them had died if they landed awkwardly or something. But BOTH of them?... must have been a nasty, rocky landing. 35 feet isn't that high really. It's ankle, leg, pelvis breaking height for sure, but I wouldn't have thought it was a fatal height.

American College of Surgeons Committee on Trauma (Resources for Optimal Care of the Injured Patient: 1999) define a fall from 20' as potentially fatal.


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