Another woman dies in Joshua Tree Fall – 2nd death in a week

A California woman tragically lost her life in Joshua Tree National Parkmarks the second death this year — less than two weeks until 2023.

On Sunday, authorities received a call from California Office of Emergency Services around 5:00 p.m. reported that a climber had fallen in Rattlesnake Canyon. In a second release, San Bernardino Sheriff’s Department disclosure:

“It is estimated that the climber slipped 500-700 feet down the icy Baldy Bowl.”

Unfortunately, the release continues:

“Medical staff requested the Sheriff’s Air Rescue to use a crane and transport due to serious injuries. Air Rescue 306 responded and lowered an additional first aid kit and equipment. During that time, the climber succumbed to her injuries.”

Golden Gate National Recreation Area supervisor David Smith called the recovery “a joint effort” among the Aviation unit SBSDthe San Bernardino County Fire Departmentand Morongo Basin Ambulance.

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The woman was later identified as Anna Nunoa 58-year-old Lakewood resident, according to desert sun. Her social media reveals that she is a seasoned hiker, with many hiking trails in the desert. A friend paid tribute to her, describing Anna as “a wonderful mother”. Ugh, her poor children… The tribute continued:

“Today the world lost a beautiful person. This is a sad day for so many people in Anna Nuno’s life. She touched a lot. Goodbye My friend. God needs an angel!!”

Sadly, this is the second death at the popular National Park this year. Director Smith said to desert sun Monday:

“I believe we had two deaths in the park last year, so for us, having two deaths in one week is significant.”

The first death occurred on January 2, when a family noticed their loved one’s heart stopped while hiking.

Smith later added that although the specific details that contributed to Anna’s death are unknown, foul play is not suspected. He notes that weather can be a factor in tripping up an experienced hiker:

“It’s raining, and this is a very rough road going through the pass, so yes, the rocks can be slippery… To get there, you have to climb a rocky path, with large cracks that will take your breath away. fell 20 or 30 feet, so it was a tough ride, especially in the dark with wet rocks.”

The Sheriff’s Department later warned potential hikers about the difficult terrain in a statement, noting that the area is “difficult to navigate due to its remoteness, rugged terrain and lack of cell phone service.” move.” They suggest visitors bring “appropriate hiking equipment, personal belongings and maps, compasses or other navigational devices”.

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Finally, they warn:

“Do not attempt to walk in these areas unless you are prepared for this environment.”

Too scared. Our hearts go out to Anna’s family during this extremely difficult time. Share your support in the comments below. Rest in peace.

[Images via Anna Nuno/Facebook & ABC/YouTube]


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