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Teen Rockclimbers Dead After Falling Into Gorge

Last updated on Thursday, November 6, 2008

(UNDATED) - A young rockclimber from Indiana is dead after falling in Eastern Kentucky.

Police say 18-year-old Laura Fletcher of Brownsburg -- and her friend -- 18-year-old Benjamin Strohmeier of Hebron, Ky. fell while rock climbing in the Red River Gorge.

Their bodies were found at the bottom of a rock cliff in the Torrent Falls area late Tuesday by a friend who had not heard from them since Monday morning.

The coroner says it's unclear what happened to the pair. Police are investigating, but they don't suspect foul play.

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