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Northern Kentucky University student dies in fall at Red River Gorge

Posted at 8:52 PM, Mar 07, 2018
and last updated 2018-03-07 20:52:11-05

CAMPTON, Ky. (AP) -- A Northern Kentucky University student died Tuesday night after a fall at Red River Gorge.

Wolfe County Coroner Frank Porter told news media outlets that 20-year-old Luis Fernando Carlos died after falling off Whistling Arch trail. The Northerner reported his body was discovered 150 feet below.

Porter said Carlos was from Florence and recently moved to Burlington. According to The Northerner, he was a member of Pi Kappa Alpha fraternity and a multicultural mentor.

Wolfe County Search and Rescue said on its Facebook page that Carlos was camping with friends in Red River Gorge. Searchers were called to the scene at about 7:30 p.m. and called the coroner at about 9:15 p.m. after locating the body.