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Climber killed in Cleveland National Forest identified as Montclair woman

Joy Welling, 33, was killed when she fell about 200 feet from a waterfall in Cleveland National Forest, authorities said Monday. An Orange County Fire Authority helicopter hoists a litter from the bottom of the waterfall on Saturday.
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A woman who fell to her death while rock climbing in the Cleveland National Forest Saturday has been identified as a 33-year-old Montclair resident.

Joy Welling was killed when she fell about 200 feet from a waterfall near the Blue Jay campground, Orange County officials said.

Fire officials responded to an emergency call around 12:30 p.m. Saturday after a man called authorities to report that his climbing partner had fallen. The man was uninjured.

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City News Service contributed to this report.


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