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Coroner releases name of Cincinnati man killed in Red River Gorge fall

Members of the Wolfe County Search and Rescue Team prepared for a rescue.
Members of the Wolfe County Search and Rescue Team prepared for a rescue. Wolfe County Search and Rescue Team

The man who died Sunday morning after falling 200 feet at the Red River Gorge has been identified by the Wolfe County coroner’s office as Timothy James Amiot, 28, of Cincinnati.

Amiot crossed a safety railing at Chimney Top Rock just before 10 a.m. and jumped across an open space, according to a Facebook post by Wolfe County Search and Rescue. He rolled an ankle when he landed and fell.

Rescuers retrieved his body 200 feet below, according to the post. Amiot’s death was the third fatality this year at Chimney Top Rock.

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