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VIDEO: Families remember those lost to the gorge

Posted at 8:14 PM, Oct 12, 2015

GOSHEN, Ohio — After two rescue operations in three days at Red River Gorge, one Cincinnati woman looks back to the day tragedy struck her family.

Not a day goes by that Anna Lazor doesn’t think about her late husband, Jason.

But after Friday’s successful rescue of two boys lost while camping, followed by Sunday’s falling death of a 30-year-old Michael Hacker, of Goshen, Lazor said the pain came rushing back.

Lazor said Jason was doing what he loved when he fell 200 feet while visiting Chimney Top Rock geological formation in Red River Gorge.

“It’s devastating, but I know I fully support him, and I know that he was doing what he loved, what we loved as a couple, and it’s what we both felt very passionate about,” she said.

Lazor said Jason was out on an annual hiking trip with some friends when he fell. She was pregnant with her now 5-month-old, Avery, at the time.

Watch in the viewer above as Lazor remembers her late husband and grieves for the family of Michael Hacker, who died in Red River Gorge over the weekend.