Fall victim rises to climb again

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Fall victim rises to climb again

Texas woman returns to site of 200-foot tumble from cliff
Beth Murphy looks out from a rock outcrop near the spot where she fell in 1967. She and her sister Ruth returned to hike Maggie Rock on Wednesday for the first time since the fall.
Ruth Dillon, left, embraces her sister Beth Murphy at the summit of Maggie Rock, between Durango and Mancos. The sisters grew emotional as they pondered how close Murphy was to death 45 years ago. Murphy describes her survival from her fall as “miraculous.”
Beth Murphy, right, scans the horizon to the west of Maggie Rock on Wednesday. She is just feet from the spot where she slipped and fell about 200 feet as a teenager.
Beth Murphy lost her balance and tumbled off the front face of Maggie Rock in 1967. Murphy returned with sister Ruth Dillon on Wednesday to bring closure to the traumatic experience.

Fall victim rises to climb again

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Beth Murphy looks out from a rock outcrop near the spot where she fell in 1967. She and her sister Ruth returned to hike Maggie Rock on Wednesday for the first time since the fall.
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Ruth Dillon, left, embraces her sister Beth Murphy at the summit of Maggie Rock, between Durango and Mancos. The sisters grew emotional as they pondered how close Murphy was to death 45 years ago. Murphy describes her survival from her fall as “miraculous.”
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Beth Murphy, right, scans the horizon to the west of Maggie Rock on Wednesday. She is just feet from the spot where she slipped and fell about 200 feet as a teenager.
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Beth Murphy lost her balance and tumbled off the front face of Maggie Rock in 1967. Murphy returned with sister Ruth Dillon on Wednesday to bring closure to the traumatic experience.
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