Police search-and-rescue units on Monday recovered the body of a Utah woman killed while mountain climbing in a remote area west of Las Vegas.
Rescuers who had spent the night in the canyon because of bad weather hiked out of the area carrying the body after high winds made it impossible to land a helicopter.The woman, identified as 29-year-old Traci Lynn Fondrens of Provo, was killed Sunday when she fell while mountain climbing with her fiance in Red Rock Canyon.
The Clark County coroner's office said she died from a broken neck.
Police said the woman fell about 150 feet late Sunday afternoon. Authorities said she fell once, hitting the face of a mountain, then her rope gave way and she fell farther.
Winds were reported gusting to 60 miles an hour in the canyon area Monday. Police say a dozen rescuers had to spend the night in the canyon because of weather conditions.
The accident occurred near the scenic loop, about 20 miles west of Las Vegas.
The fiance, who was not identified, went for help, but the woman was already dead.