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Guy Tumbles 800 Feet Into Volcano, Then Stands

Unidentified male airlifted from Oregon's Crater Lake

(Newser) - An Oregon man has survived a reported 800-foot fall into a sleeping volcano's caldera. The man, whose name hasn't been released, fell from the caldera's rim at Crater Lake National Park before the Coast Guard was alerted shortly before 4pm Monday. A rescue team had by then... More »

She Reportedly Died Taking a Pic. That's Not What Happened

35-year-old mom was reaching for tree branch when she went over waterfall in California

(Newser) - A death in California last Friday is still a tragedy, just not quite the one initially thought. Although it was reported that a 35-year-old mom—identified by the El Dorado County Sheriff's Office as Dina Espinosa, though a GoFundMe set up in her name calls her Stephanie—had fallen... More »

Student Suffers Fatal Fall at Her 'Favorite Place'

Oregon's Michelle Casey saves 2 as organ donor

(Newser) - Oregon State University student Michelle Casey died while taking pictures—not selfies, her parents emphasize—Sunday at a Neahkahnie Mountain viewpoint above Neahkahnie Beach. Casey, who'd hiked to the northern Oregon lookout with her boyfriend, was taking photos when she fell, her fall broken by a tree some 100... More »

Soldier Climbs Over Railing, Falls Into Volcano

32-year-old survived, landing on narrow ledge in Kilauea caldera

(Newser) - The chief ranger of Hawaii Volcanoes National Park is warning visitors to "never cross safety barriers, especially around dangerous and destabilized cliff edges," after a soldier did just that—and fell into the Kilauea volcano's caldera. The 32-year-old, reportedly on the Big Island for training exercises, had... More »

College Student Moving for Photo on Crag Falls Off Cliff

Andrea Norton was killed in the Saturday morning incident

(Newser) - The weekend saw not one but two college students fall to their deaths. Andrea Norton—a junior at Briar Cliff University in Sioux City, Iowa—was in Arkansas as part of a class activity when she fell roughly 100 feet from a cliff Saturday morning. The group was in the... More »

Teen Falls to Death in St. Paul's Cathedral

Death not being treated as suspicious, cops say

(Newser) - Late Monday afternoon, St. Paul's Cathedral tweeted that it was shutting down for the rest of the day. News on why soon followed: A teenager fell to his death from the building's Whispering Gallery, almost 260 steps up (nearly 100 feet) inside the dome. A City of London... More »

Actor Needed Paramedics After Oscar Win

Best actor winner Rami Malek took a tumble, but seems to be OK

(Newser) - After winning best actor Sunday at the Oscars for his role as Freddie Mercury in Bohemian Rhapsody, making him the first person of Egyptian heritage to fill that slot, it's understandable that Rami Malek was pretty excited. Maybe too excited: The 37-year-old took a tumble, Oscar in hand, after... More »

'Bikini Hiker' Freezes After Mountain Fall

Taiwan's Gigi Wu found dead 28 hours after distress call

(Newser) - A Taiwanese woman with an affinity for climbing mountains in bikinis shared a photo on Christmas Eve, showing leg injuries from a fall she said she was lucky to have survived. Gigi Wu wasn't so lucky this time. The 36-year-old "Bikini Hiker" was eight days into a solo... More »

The Toddler Yelled as He Fell Into 360-Foot Well

Major rescue effort underway in Spain

(Newser) - The 2-year-old yelled as he vanished. Now, an effort is underway to locate the child, who hasn't been heard from since he fell into a 360-foot-deep borehole while walking with his family in southern Spain on Sunday. The only sign of him so far: The cup and candies the... More »

Fan Falls From Stands Through Awning at NFL Game

It happened during cheerleaders' T-shirt toss

(Newser) - A football fan was hospitalized Sunday after falling from the stands at Tennessee's Nissan Stadium during the NFL game between the Tennessee Titans and the New England Patriots. An NFL employee who witnessed the fall tells USA Today that as cheerleaders threw T-shirts into the crowd during the third... More »

3 Broken Ribs for Ruth Bader Ginsburg After Fall at Work

Supreme Court justice took a tumble Wednesday night

(Newser) - Ruth Bader Ginsburg is "notorious" for, among other things, her killer workouts , which is maybe why the fit 85-year-old justice brushed off a tumble she took Wednesday evening at her office. However, the Supreme Court issued a statement Thursday noting that after she went home, Ginsburg had "discomfort... More »

Camera Sitting on Tripod Led to Discovery of Couple's Bodies

Vishnu Viswanath's brother says they were taking a selfie when they fell at Yosemite

(Newser) - The couple who fell to their deaths in Yosemite National Park last week did so while taking a selfie, Vishnu Viswanath's brother said Tuesday. Viswanath, 29, and his wife, 30-year-old Meenakshi Moorthy, set up their tripod near a ledge at a scenic overlook in the California park, Jishnu Viswanath... More »

Couple Who Died in Yosemite Posed Eerie Question

Travel bloggers acknowledged dangers of 'daredevilry' photoshoots

(Newser) - "Is our life just worth one photo?" travel blogger Meenakshi "Minaxi" Moorthy mused after a visit to the Grand Canyon in March. One half of the team behind Holidays and Happily Ever Afters , Moorthy described herself as "a fan of daredevilry attempts of standing at the edge... More »

Groom-to-Be Dies on Bachelor Party Cruise

Christopher McGrory's fiancee describes a 'broken heart'

(Newser) - With less than two months to go until his wedding, Florida's Christopher McGrory boarded Bahamas Paradise Cruise Line's Grand Classica ship planning to celebrate his last days as a bachelor. But the party was short-lived, per the Palm Beach Post . In what his fiancee calls "a tragic... More »

He Broke Both Legs in Fall. Then Came the Rattlesnakes

Arizona man rescued from 100-foot mine shaft after 2 days

(Newser) - An Arizona man should be a bit more comfortable in a hospital bed having spent two days stuck at the bottom of a 100-foot mine shaft. Believed to have been descending into the gold mine shaft near Aguila, 90 miles northwest of Phoenix, when he fell Monday, 62-year-old John Waddell... More »

Bruce Dern Takes a Tumble During Jog

82-year-old actor 'in good spirits' after breaking hip while on run in Los Angeles

(Newser) - Even at the age of 82, Bruce Dern is known for his fit lifestyle, heading out for daily jogs around Los Angeles. The actor has had a bit of a setback, though it appears he'll recover: TMZ reports Dern was running in Runyon Canyon close to 4pm Friday when... More »

'Devastating Tragedy' on Set of Mister Rogers Film

Crew member James Emswiller, 61, dies after falling off 2nd-floor balcony in Mount Lebanon, Pa.

(Newser) - Sad news out of Pennsylvania, where a biopic about Fred Rogers (aka "Mister Rogers") is filming. WPXI and the AP report that a 61-year-old crew member for You Are My Friend has died after falling off a second-story balcony at a Mount Lebanon apartment building. Police say James... More »

Selfie-Taking Woman Plunges to Her Death in Lake Superior

Tu Thanh Nguyen was hiking alone when she apparently stopped to take a cliff pic

(Newser) - What should have been a day of hiking with awe-inspiring views turned tragic in Michigan Wednesday when a woman fell to her death into Lake Superior. WLUC reports 32-year-old Tu Thanh Nguyen, from Sunnyvale, Calif., was traversing the trails along the cliffs of Pictured Rocks National Lakeshore by herself when... More »

Teen Falls Off Yosemite Cliff Attempting a Selfie

Israel's Tomer Frankfurter died after plummeting about 820 feet

(Newser) - A teen visiting from Israel fell to his death at Yosemite National Park Tuesday after it seems he tried to take a selfie near a famous waterfall, the Times of Israel reports. Tomer Frankfurter, 18, who BuzzFeed notes was on a two-month vacation before joining the Israeli military, is believed... More »

Party Takes Tragic Turn as Teen Tries to Get Phone

Imogen Roche fell 5 stories off a Manhattan fire escape

(Newser) - A party in Manhattan turned tragic Sunday night when a 15-year-old girl fell five stories to her death from a fire escape. Authorities say Imogen Roche was trying to get into a locked room through a window of a Tribeca apartment to retrieve her cellphone around 11pm when she slipped... More »

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