A University of Vermont student was killed Saturday after roughly 90 feet at the Lower West Bolton Climbing Area in Bolton, Vermont.
After receiving a 911 call around 5:15 p.m. on Saturday, Vermont State Police and members of the Richmond Fire Department, Richmond Rescue, Bolton Fire Department, plus experienced climbing personnel with the Vermont State Police Search and Rescue Team and the Richmond Backcountry Crew responded to the scene.
Investigators determined the victim, Rebecca Ryan, a 20-year-old UVM student from Tennessee, had been rock climbing with friends at the popular Lower West Bolton Climbing Area. Ryan, who was an experienced rock climber, fell off of an estimated 90-foot cliff as she was attempting to descend. She died at the scene from her injuries.