Fatal Accident At Salt Fork State Park

POSTED BY: George Hiotis
Friday, June 20, 2003 - 01:44 PM
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Authorities say a 14-year-old West Virginia girl has died after falling about 30 feet from a rock ledge in Salt Fork State Park. Ohio Department of Natural Resources spokeswoman Jane Breathard says Aubrey Parson of Friendly, West Virginia was pronounced dead at Southeastern Ohio Medical Center shortly before 2 p.m. Thursday. She says the accident happened at the Hosak’s Cave area of the park in Guernsey County. Parson fell from the ledge into a ravine at around 12:30. It took firefighters about a half-hour to retrieve her. Park Rangers are continuing to investigate.

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