While hiking in the Dolomites mountains in Italy, one woman tragically lost her life. During a hiking trip in the Italian mountains with friends, Mariacristina Masocco, 26, slipped off the cliff’s edge and fell 1,000 feet.
The accident occurred around 4 p.m. on Sunday as Masocco and three friends hiked in the Dolomites, where the highest peak is nearly 11,000 feet high.
In a report, Masocco slipped on a slope and fell “screaming” into a ravine as the hikers walked alone through a pass.
As a result, her terrified friends called the emergency services, who dispatched a helicopter to the scene.
Emergency workers were hampered by bad weather, according to Mirror UK. To get to Masocco, it took a day. According to reports, she had already died by the time they reached her.
In her hometown of Feltre, it was devastating news, as reported by Mirror UK, leaving behind her mother Angela and her sister Francesca.
“The news that arrived this evening of the tragic death of the young Maria Cristina Masocco, which took place in the afternoon in the mountains, strikes us in a truly profound way,” said Mayor Viviana Fusaro of Feltre in Belluno, where the accident occurred.
As Fusaro expressed condolences, she said, “In these hours, no words can soothe the intimate suffering of the mother, younger sister, and friends,” she added, “I want to express to them the sincere closeness of the entire community, who joins in an embrace to their great pain.”
The incident follows a string of fatal falls that have occurred in recent months.
A man fell 40 feet off a seaside cliff in Argentina on November 10. When the man attempted to take a selfie on top of the ridge he had climbed, he fell to his death.
In September, a 79-year-old man with his two daughters fell and died at Purling Brook Falls in Springbrook, Australia.