Woman Plunges 40-Feet From Waterfall, Dies

Monday, Aug 12, 2013  |  Updated 4:57 PM EDT
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Woman Plunges 40-Feet From Waterfall, Dies

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A picture of Lehigh Gorge State Park outside Jim Thorpe, Pa.

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A woman died after falling from a Poconos-area waterfall.

Carbon County Coroner Bruce Nalesnik performed an autopsy today for the New York woman who died after falling from a waterfall at Lehigh Gorge State Park.

Authorities say 31-year-old New York resident Perla Cabral was hiking with someone else when she fell about 40 feet from the Glen Onoko Falls in Lehigh Township around 2:30 p.m. Saturday.

Nalesnik says she was initially responsive when emergency workers arrived, but died as they were taking her out of the park.

On Monday, Nalesnik ruled that Cabral died from multiple blunt force trauma to her chest, abdomen and pelvis. He ruled the death accidental.

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According to the Pennsylvania Department of Conservation and Natural Resources website, Lehigh Gorge State Park is characterized as "a deep, steep-walled gorge carved by a river, thick vegetation, rock outcroppings and waterfalls."

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