BURKE COUNTY, N.C. ̵
Burke County Emergency Services Director Mike Willis said rescue crews could reach the victim by recalling the mountain about. 90 minutes after the call for support was made. Other climbers performed CPR on the victim.
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The offense, 31-year-old Austin Howell, in Chicago, was pronounced dead at. 13.30
The authorities said Howell was free climbing in one of the most challenging parts of Linville Gorge.
The US Forest Service is investigating the incident.
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