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As Phish Played, One Man Fell, Then Another

One person is dead, 2 seriously injured in separate falls at San Francisco concert

(Newser) - A Phish concert in California took a grim turn over the weekend after two separate falls led to one death and two serious injuries. A spokesman for the San Francisco Police Department tells KPIX that cops received a call around 9pm of a person needing medical assistance at the Chase...

Man Presumed Dead After Tragic Leap: 'an Innocent Mistake'

Steve Allen, 67, presumed dead after attempting to jump across perilous rock chasm in Oregon

(Newser) - A California man is presumed dead after he apparently tried to jump across one of the West Coast's most "terrifying and majestic" natural wonders . Per an Oregon State Police statement , state troopers and emergency personnel responded to calls Thursday afternoon regarding a person who'd fallen into the...

A Bird Swoops and a Baby Dies
A Bird Swoops
and a Baby Dies

A Bird Swoops and a Baby Dies

Magpie removed from Brisbane park after causing 5-month-old's fatal fall

(Newser) - The lord mayor of Brisbane, Australia, says the city has been "shocked to its absolute core" by the death of a 5-month-old girl, triggered by a bird attack. The mother was cradling the infant in her arms at a park on Sunday when a magpie—a protected bird known...

YouTuber Plummets Off Mountain: 'We Are in Great Grief'

Albert Dyrlund, 22, was filming a video when he fell to his death in Italian Alps

(Newser) - Kids in Denmark grew up watching him. Now, a young YouTube star is dead, following a tragic accident in the Italian Alps, where he was filming a new video for his channel . Italian broadcaster Rai reports that 22-year-old Albert Dyrlund was shooting footage on Mount Seceda in Val Gardena on...

2 Men Broke Lockdown, With Unexpectedly Grave Results
2 Men Broke Lockdown, With
Unexpectedly Grave Results
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2 Men Broke Lockdown, With Unexpectedly Grave Results

They needed a mountain rescuer, and one of the rescuers fell

(Newser) - Two men violated lockdown restrictions in England, with a grave result they likely never anticipated. The Guardian and BBC report the men, from Liverpool and Leicester, traveled to the Kirkstone Pass in the Lake District and were camping when one began experiencing chest pains. The Patterdale Mountain Rescue Team traveled...

Mom Falls to Death at 'Perfect Selfie' Spot

Rosy Loomba climbed past safety barriers, warning signs at Australian national park, police say

(Newser) - A weekend family outing turned tragic after a mom plummeted to her death off a cliff in front of her husband and two young sons while trying to take a photo. News.com.au reports that 38-year-old Rosy Loomba was hiking with her family Saturday in Grampians National Park, in...

Heart-Stopping Rescue After Boy Plunges Into 44-Foot Well

4-year-old was on walk with parents in Garceno, Texas, when he fell in the hole

(Newser) - It took a few seconds for a 4-year-old boy to fall into a well in Texas on Tuesday, and at least six hours to get him back out again. The boy had slipped into the 44-foot water well while walking with his parents at a ranch property in Garceno around...

Rescuers Save Elephant That Fell Into Well

They needed a crane, though

(Newser) - Rescuing someone who falls into a well is difficult enough. But rescuing an elephant? Authorities in southern India managed the feat when the animal fell into a well about 50 feet deep, reports NPR . It took 12 hours and three main steps: using pipes to pump out some of the...

He Was Waiting for a Bus in NYC. Then, a Horrifying Plunge

Leonard Shoulders is 'traumatized' after falling into sinkhole full of rats in the Bronx

(Newser) - Yes, 2020 has been a disaster so far, but at least for most of us, "sinkhole full of rats" wasn't also part of the narrative. Leonard Shoulders, however, can't say the same. The Guardian notes that although New York City is "used to tall tales of...

Man's Fatal Plunge Yields Another Death

25-year-old man dies from fall in Arizona park, but his wasn't the only death officials discovered

(Newser) - A 25-year-old man plummeted to his death from an Arizona cliff, and in retrieving his body, a sheriff's deputy made another stunning find. A National Park Service release notes that a call came in around 9am Sunday that someone had fallen from a bluff at Glen Canyon Dam Overlook,...

2 Students Fall From Roof During Party

The 19-year-olds, now in hospitals, may have been taking a selfie

(Newser) - Two college students are in the hospital after falling four stories from the rooftop deck of a building during a party in Philadelphia, reportedly while taking a selfie. One of the 19-year-old women is in critical condition, ABC News reports, while the other has leg and ankle injuries. The Temple...

Hiker Survives 200-Foot Fall on Mount Washington

Ashley Furness, 35, was rescued with the Cog Railway train's help

(Newser) - A hiker descending Mount Washington who fell about 200 feet and got hurt was rescued with the help of the Cog Railway train that takes visitors up and down the summit during tourism season. New Hampshire Fish and Game conservation officers said the hiker, Ashley Furness, 35, of Bartlett, was...

FedEx Driver Survives 75-Foot Fall After 'Good Deed'

Jeremiah Cribb jumped over side of NC bridge to avoid getting hit by truck while helping motorists

(Newser) - It was a middle-of-the-night "good deed" that FedEx driver Jeremiah Cribb was trying to do, per CNN —but it turned out to be one that landed him in the hospital after he plunged 75 feet over a North Carolina bridge. The Salisbury Post and WSOC report that Cribb,...

Family Sues Cruise Line Over Toddler's Fatal Fall

Chloe Wiegand fell from what her grandfather says he didn't realize was an open window

(Newser) - The family of the toddler who died in a fall from a Royal Caribbean cruise ship has spoken out against the company many times, and now they're suing. Chloe Wiegand's family, in a lawsuit they announced Wednesday in Indiana two days before what would have been Chloe's...

He Was Hanging Christmas Lights. Then, 'Help Me, Help Me'

$50K raised following Texas father's fatal fall

(Newser) - Nearly $50,000 has been raised for a Texas family who will be missing a beloved member this Christmas. Felipe Gallegos of Rhome was hanging Christmas lights from the roof of a home in Argyle with his 17-year-old son when he fell Saturday. His wife, Alisha Flick, heard a noise...

Free Solo Star Helps Save El Capitan Climber
She Was Climbing
El Capitan When She Fell
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She Was Climbing El Capitan When She Fell

Emily Harrington is 'banged up but gonna be OK'

(Newser) - A top rock climber is thankful to be alive after falling from El Capitan in Yosemite National Park. "I took a bad fall and pin balled a bit then somehow hit the rope [with] my neck," Emily Harrington wrote Monday on Instagram, sharing a photo of her resting...

Early Morning Hike Ends in Tragedy at National Park

Authorities investigating how 2 tourists died, one got hurt at Delicate Arch in Arches National Park

(Newser) - An early morning hike near a world-famous arch ended in tragedy for a group of tourists on the day after Thanksgiving. An online post from the Grand County Sheriff's Office in Moab, Utah, says that at around 7:30am Friday, three people fell into the area below Delicate Arch...

Grandfather Charged in Toddler's Cruise Ship Death

Salvatore Anello faces manslaughter charge in girl's fall through open window

(Newser) - The grandfather who'd been holding a toddler before she fell to her death from a Royal Caribbean cruise ship in July is facing a new heartbreak: charges of negligent manslaughter. Prosecutors in Puerto Rico say Salvatore Anello "negligently exposed" 18-month-old Chloe Wiegand, who fell through an open window...

Jimmy Carter in Hospital After New Fall

Former president, 95, cracked his pelvis

(Newser) - Former US president Jimmy Carter has a fractured pelvis but remains in good spirits following his second fall in just over two weeks. The 39th president has been hospitalized after a fall at his home in Plains, Ga., reports the AP . Carter Center spokeswoman Deanne Congileo described the fracture as...

Woman Falls to Her Death From Half Dome

Danielle Burnett, 29, fell more than 500 feet while using mountain's cables, Yosemite officials say

(Newser) - A 29-year-old Arizona woman tumbled to her death this week while ascending Yosemite National Park's Half Dome using the mountain's famous metal cables. Per CBS5 , park officials say Danielle Burnett was climbing the steepest part of the granite mound just before noon on Thursday when she fell down...

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