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2 Climbers Die in Fall After Anchor Fails

Inland Empire | IN BRIEF / IDYLLWILD

October 21, 2003|From Times Staff Reports

Two rock climbers plummeted an estimated 600 feet to their deaths Sunday when an anchor holding them failed in a area known as Tahquitz Rock.

Kelly Tufo, 32, of Anza and David Kellogg, 41, of San Diego were pronounced dead at the scene Sunday night by members of the Riverside Mountain Rescue Unit.

The men were climbing in an area frequented by experienced climbers because of the rocky, steep terrain, Riverside County Sheriff's spokesman John Kaiser said.

A Riverside County sheriff's helicopter was needed to remove the bodies from the hazardous area Monday morning.

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