RICHMOND, Va. — A Virginia Commonwealth University student has died in a hiking accident in Colorado.
Eighteen-year-old Caitlin Kemp of Hampton apparently fell from a ledge while hiking in the Weminuche Wilderness area in southwestern Colorado on Tuesday.
The university said Kemp, eight other students and a leader were on a trip sponsored by the VCU Recreational Sports Department’s Outdoor Adventure Program. Most of the other students also are from the school.
Kemp was a student worker in the program and a business major.
The Durango Herald reported that she fell 200 feet from a rock outcrop near their campsite in the Chicago Basin. She’s the second person to die in a fall there this summer.
Kremp’s family said she was doing what she loved — “hiking in the mountains of Colorado at sunrise.”