KIRKWOOD, Mo. (KMOX/AP) — Services are set in suburban St. Louis for a former Missouri woman fatally injured in a fall from rocks on the side of a Colorado ampitheater.
27-year-old Alicia Marie Brauer, formally of Kirkwood and a 2003 graduate from Villa Duchesne died June 16, a day after the fall at the Red Rocks Amphiteatre near Denver.
Michael Murphy, deputy chief of operations at West Metro Fire Rescue said emergency personnel was dispatched to Red Rocks around 11 p.m., June 15 in response to a call from friends of Brauer, whom Murphy estimates fell from approximately thirty feet.
When rescue officials arrived on the scene, Brauer was located after a fairly extensive search. “The report does not specify an exact location,” ssaid Murphy in regard to where in the park the fall occurred. “But it was somewhere between Ship Rock and the ravine just north of the amphitheater.” Once stabilized, Brauer was taken by ambulance to St. Anthony Hospital, where she later died from her injuries. Carl Blesch, Jefferson County Chief Deputy Coroner, confirms that Brauer died from closed head trauma.
Brauer was in Colorado with her fiance Samuel Dosch to celebrate his 30th birthday.
A memorial Mass will be at 9:30 a.m. Saturday at Villa Duchesne and Oak Hill School in Frontenac.
Rescue officials say the accident occured nearly a year to the day of a previous fall-related fatality at Red Rocks. On Friday, June 17, 2011 a 20 year old fell to her death while hiking Red Rocks.
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