Reno man suffers fatal injuries while climbing at Woodfords

Staff Report

SOUTH LAKE TAHOE, Calif. — A Reno man fell to his death last week while rock climbing in Woodfords Canyon, officials announced Tuesday.

James Allen Brown, 43, was climbing on Friday, May 20, when the tragic incident took place, said the Alpine County Sheriff’s Office in a news release.

The Sheriff’s Office said Allen fell approximately 75 feet and succumbed to his injuries. No other injuries were reported.

“On behalf of the Sheriff’s Office and Alpine County we extend our deepest condolences to the family,” said the release.

Correction: The last name of James Allen Brown was left off the original version of the story.

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