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University of Georgia student tragically dies in rock climbing fall

A University of Georgia freshman student tragically fell to her death while rock climbing in northeast Alabama.

Yutong “Faye” Zhang, 18, was rock climbing in Alabama Oct. 14, when she fell, the Cherokee County Coroner’s Office confirmed to Fox News Digital.

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A rock climber ponders his next move. A University of Georgia student tragically fell to her death while rock climbing in Alabama late last week. (CFOTO/Future Publishing via Getty Images/File)

The 18-year-old died after falling approximately 90 feet from a rock face when her rope became unhooked. 

“Faye, your spirit will forever be a part of our community. Rest in peace,” the gym added.

A spokesperson for the university told FOX 5 Atlanta that their “sympathies go out to the student’s family,” and they are providing student with counseling and support. 

Sarah Rumpf-Whitten is a breaking news writer for Fox News Digital and Fox Business. 

She is a native of Massachusetts and is based in Orlando, Florida.

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