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Modesto Woman Killed By Falling Rock

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Pinecrest, CA — A 42-year-old Modesto woman is dead after she was hit by a falling rock Saturday.

The Tuolumne County Sheriff´s Department says Kimberley Barnes was on a fishing outing at Pinecrest Lake with her family and friends when the piece of rock the size of an SUV sheared off and fell at least 20 feet, knocking her off of a trail into the water.

Officers say bystanders pulled Barnes from the lake and tended to her until authorities arrived. She was transported by a medivac helicopter to Sonora Regional Medical Center where she later died.

Authorities say Barnes son also injured his back, but it wasn´t clear whether he was hit by the rock.

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