University of Kentucky medical student dies in cliff fall

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A 24-year-old University of Kentucky student died after falling off a cliff while hiking on Monday, authorities said.

The woman, identified by the university as second-year medical student Gabby Smith, was found Tuesday in the Auxier Ridge area of the Red River Gorge, the Lexington Herald Ledger reported.

Rescue workers were able to locate Smith using GPS coordinates obtained by pinging her phone and watch, authorities said.

She was found dead at the bottom of a 150-foot cliff, according to Powell County Search and Rescue.

“We did not get the results that we wanted,” the rescue group said on its Facebook page.

“Our thoughts and prayers are with her family and friends during this difficult time.”

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