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Woman dies after being swept away on Franklin Mountains

EL PASO, Texas -- A 39-year-old woman was found dead by El Paso Fire Department search and rescue crews Monday evening in the Franklin Mountains following heavy rainfall across the area.

Fire officials said the woman was hiking when she slipped on wet rocks, fell down the mountain and was swept away by rushing water from the day's rains.

The area where the body recovery occurred was in the 1000 block of Thunderbird in west El Paso.

Authorities didn't immediately release the victim's name; family members told ABC-7 that she was visiting from Austin.

Jim Parker

Jim Parker is the Director of Digital Content for ABC-7.



  1. Sounds like a scene out of a Final Destination movie. Nonetheless school teachers should know better than going up into the Franklin Mountains hiking when severe thunderstorm warnings for the area have been issued. Also be aware of your surroundings. Needless waste of life. RIP.

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