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Rose Valley woman dies in hiking accident

Andra Belknap, Ojai Valley News reporter
Marsha Robison, a 63-year-old Rose Valley resident, died Jan. 21 near Rose Valley Falls, in a slip-and-fall accident during a hike , according to Sgt. Bill Therrien of the Ventura County Sheriff's Office. 
The Ventura County Fire Department (VCFD) responded to the scene after officials received an emergency call at 2:18 p.m. Jan. 21. The VCSO Air Unit located Robison at 2:58 p.m. near the base of the waterfall, said Therrien.
Robison was training to climb Mount Whitney, he said. She was alone when the accident occurred.
“She climbed up a slippery area. It appeared she may have lost her footing. We're estimating she fell from approximately 40 feet up,” he said.

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