37-year-old woman from Kentucky falls to her death while climbing cliff in Hawaii

The woman, who has a young child, was climbing up from the shoreline at the popular "chutes and ladders" site when she fell.

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By Minyvonne Burke

A 37-year-old Kentucky woman visiting Hawaii fell approximately 45 feet to her death while climbing up the side of a cliff in Maui, authorities said.

The incident happened in an area just north of Honokōhau known as "chutes and ladders."

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The woman was climbing up from the shoreline last Thursday when she fell, according to an incident report by the County of Maui Department of Fire and Public Safety.

When firefighters arrived, bystanders were performing CPR. The resident of Louisville, Kentucky, died at the scene, fire officials said.

The woman was identified in an online obituary as Jamie “Nicole” Baker, 37, a physical therapist for Signature Healthcare.

Signature HealthCARE of East Louisville said the woman who died was an employee.

“Nicole was family to all of us at Signature HealthCARE of East Louisville and will be greatly missed," the company said in a statement. "She always had a positive attitude with a smile that could brighten anyone's day. She was so devoted to her patients and her patients loved her dearly."

Family members told NBC affiliate KHNL that Baker had a 2-year-old daughter.