Widow dies rock climbing in Hawaii while on ‘healing vacation’ with daughter

A Kentucky woman mourning her late husband took her 3-year-old daughter to Hawaii and died after falling 75 feet from a cliff.

The 37-year-old mother from Louisville was identified on Facebook as Jamie “Nicole” Redmon Baker. The physical therapist was climbing a cliff located in “Chutes and Ladders”, a hiking area in Maui described on Venture to the islands blog as “not for the faint-hearted” and aimed at “extremely experienced” climbers.

Maui County Fire and Public Safety officials said Maui Now that around 11:30 a.m., the woman fell 75 feet while climbing a cliff. Bystanders started CPR and according to KITV, she was taken by helicopter to Kahekili Highway for more rescue efforts. However, Baker died right there.

The Reader of the Lexington Herald reports that Baker and her daughter had taken a “healing trip” to Hawaii after the death in June 2017 of her husband Lonnie, a 35-year-old physical therapist, and Baker knew about this particular cliff.

“It was a healing holiday for her and her little child. RIP Nicole”, a friend of Baker would have written on Facebook. “We will take care of Carson. Kiss Lonnie in heaven and know that all will be well here.

Baker’s sister did not respond to Yahoo Lifestyle’s request for comment. She posted a obituary on Facebook on Wednesday which read, “She was a very precious daughter, sister, wife, mother and friend who touched the lives of many.”

Baker’s employer, Signature Health, told Yahoo Lifestyle: “Nicole was family to all of us at Signature HealthCARE of East Louisville and will be sorely missed. She always had a positive attitude with a smile that could brighten up the day. of anyone. She was so dedicated to her patients and her patients loved her dearly. Today we mourn her loss, but also celebrate her spirit and are truly blessed to have known her. She will not be forgotten. and we continue to keep his family and friends in our thoughts and prayers.

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