LOGAN, Ohio — A Chillicothe woman died over Labor Day weekend near Old Man's Cave in Hocking Hills, according to News 5 media partner The Canton Repository.
Officials from the Ohio Department of Natural Resources said Victoria Schafer, 44, was on the stairs near Old Man's Cave when she was struck by a falling tree branch, ODNR said. Officials did not specify if the woman was transported to a hospital or died at the scene.
This fatality marks the third one this summer in the Hocking Hills State Park area.
Last weekend, a 22-year-old hiker died when he fell about 75 feet off a cliff near Old Man’s Cave.
Before you visit Hocking Hills, take a look at ODNR's informational guide on the trails and suggestions to follow while hiking on trails described by officials as "beautiful as well as potentially dangerous."