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Waynesville man falls to death in Red River Gorge

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LEXINGTON, Ky. (AP) - A Waynesville man has died after a fall in Kentucky's Red River Gorge.

The Herald-Leader of Lexington reported Saturday that hiker John W. Pacey died Friday night. Authorities say the 44-year-old lost his balance while walking along a narrow trail with friends. He slipped and fell about 150 feet down an embankment.

Emergency responders declared the Waynesville, Ohio, resident dead at the scene of the accident, which occurred in Wolfe County. The accident remains under investigation.

Pacey is the second Ohio man to die in the gorge this year. Ronald J. Trick, of Powell, Ohio, fell to his death in February in a similar accident.

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