Updated 1 year ago
The Wolfe County coroner has released the name of the man who died Tuesday while rappelling in the Red River Gorge.
Officials tell LEX 18 the man is 45-year-old Robert Curtin of Delaware. The coroner's office says the man fell about 40 feet while rappelling in the Muir Valley area, but his safety harness caught him. His 15-year-old son and others were able to get him down, but it was too late.
Investigators are looking into the possibility Curtin may have had a medical condition that led to his death, or whether he died as a result of the fall.