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Two climbers plunged nearly 200 feet to their deaths while trying to scale a mountain in Wyoming's Grand Teton National Park over the weekend, officials said.
Tyler Strandberg, 27, and Catherine Nix, 28, were unresponsive when park rangers found them on a rocky ledge on Teewinot Mountain on Saturday, the National Park Service said in a statement. The residents of Jackson, Wyoming, were pronounced dead on the scene.
Strandberg was originally from Raleigh, North Carolina, while Nix hailed from Port Chester, New York.
The pair were with Rebecca Anderson, 26, when they fell as they tried to reach Teewinot's 12,330-foot summit on Saturday morning. Anderson called 911 at around 11 a.m. (1 p.m. ET) and reported that her companions had fallen out of sight and were not responding. She said she was stranded on a small ledge and could not move, the park service said in its news release.
Emergency responders reached Anderson after climbing for about an hour. She was not injured.