HUNTER, N.Y. —  A 56-year-old Westfield woman fell 100 feet to her death while hiking Friday in the same Catskills location where a 17-year-old died late last month after falling 50 feet onto wet rocks.

New York State Police Senior Investigator Pete Kusminskey told the Register-Star that Marcy Yates fell off a ravine near Kaaterskill Creek on Friday. Kusminskey told the website that Yates was hiking with two other people on a trail when authorities were contacted around 5:45 p.m.

Police and rescue workers responded to provide medical assistance, but Yates was pronounced dead at the scene, the Register-Star reported. She was then taken to St. Peter’s Hospital in Albany for an autopsy, authorities told the website.

In July, Ezra Kennedy, 17, also of Westfield, fell 50 feet to his death at Kaaterskill Falls while hiking with a group of relatives and friends, according to New York State Police. Police said the group made it to the lower falls when Kennedy lost his footing on wet rocks and fell to the rocks below.

Toniann Antonelli is a social content producer for NJ 101.5. She can be reached at, or on Twitter @ToniRadio1015.

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