37-year-old Jamie Nicole Redmon Baker from Kentucky was on a healing trip following the death of her husband when she fell 75ft from a cliff.
Baker was climbing in an area called Chutes and Latters in Hawaii but she fell to the bottom of the cliff, leaving her 3-year-old daughter orphaned.
Rescuers failed to resuscitate her after she was found on the ground. Authorities said that she was pronounced dead at the scene.
A physical therapist, Baker had left behind their 3-year-old daughter, according to a Facebook post written by her cousin.
This wasn’t the first time tragedy struck the family. Baker’s husband Lonnie suddenly passed away on June 2017.
Their friends said that Baker and her child had made the trip in an attempt to heal from their heartache.
“This was a healing vacation for her and her small child. RIP Nicole,” Jessica Lynn, her friend, wrote on Facebook.
Chutes and Ladders offers an ‘off-the-grid adventure on the Western coast of Maui recommended for expert free-climbers.’
“While Chutes and Ladders was in our comfort zone, don’t hesitate to find another adventure if it is not within yours,” the outbound collective pointed out.
One internet user commented: “No matter what or how, etc. this is sad and tragic for all involved; especially their little girl. Just let it be with all your assessments, this is just sad.”
Another wrote: “God Bless that family.”
A third said: “Hawai’i’s mountains are volcanic in origin and so tend to crumble easily contributing to slips and falls.
We have lost many tourists who have fallen off cliffs on the road to Hana trying to get that perfect shot.Which is why I prefer hiking in the Sierras, although I’ve been caught in snowstorms and rains there that make the granite slippery resulting in many hikers getting injured and worse.
Maybe she should have taken her daughter to Disney World instead?”
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