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Washington woman dies after climbing fall in central Idaho

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Anna Dvorak. Photo: Facebook/Anna K. Dvorak Anna Dvorak. Photo: Facebook/Anna K. Dvorak
STANLEY, Idaho -

A 28-year-old Washington state woman has died after a fall while climbing in the Sawtooth Mountains in central Idaho.
    
KTVB-TV reports that Anna Katherine Dvorak of Spokane died on Tuesday after falling on a popular rock feature called the Elephant's Perch.
    
The Custer County Sheriff's Office says Dvorak was on the 1,000-foot ascent when she lost her hold at about 1:30 p.m. Authorities say safety lines stopped her fall but she suffered a severe head injury.
    
Sheriff Stuart Lumpkin says the remote terrain made it difficult for rescuers to reach Dvorak and she stopped breathing at about 5:15 p.m., and died a short time later.
    
A rescue team stayed on a ledge overnight with the body and brought it down on Wednesday.
    
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