Elderly woman falls to her death near Rondout Creek

UCSO. MHNN.com file photo.

ESOPUS – And elderly woman was killed when she fell some 50 feet down a steep embankment near the edge of the Rondout Creek in the Town of Esopus.

Detectives from the Ulster County Sheriff’s Office said the 83-year-old woman was doing yard work at her home on New Salem Road on Tuesday, May 31 when she was dragging a tarp with brush and leaves to the edge of the property, lost her balance and fell down the steep embankment.

When family members realized she had not returned inside, they searched the property and found her.

She was recovered and extracted from the scene with the assistance of the Ulster County Sheriff’s Office Navigation Patrol vessel M27.

Police did not release the name of the victim.

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