HUNTER, NY — Marcie Yates, 56, of Westfield fell to her death while hiking in the Catskills Friday, according to according a report in the Register-Star.
Yates was hiking with two others along a narrow trail when she fell 100 feet off a ravine near Kaaterskill Creek Friday at about 5:45 p.m., according to the publication. The article says that Yates was pronounced dead at the scene.
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Yates is the second Westfied resident to fall to their death while hiking in that area this summer. In July, 17-year-old Ezra Kennedy of Westfield was hiking at the Kaaterskill Falls when he fell to his death. Kennedy was a rising senior at Westfield High School.