For Immediate Release
Sergeant Tasha Thompson
On May 31, 2017, at approximately 12:06 pm, El Dorado County Sheriff’s Office received a report of a 14 year old female juvenile who fell approximately 50 feet while hiking near the Vikingsholm Trail. Along with EDSO deputies, CHP, Cal-Star, CA State Parks, Lake Valley Fire and South Tahoe EMS personnel responded to assist. An off-duty law enforcement officer who was recreating in the area began CPR on the victim prior to the arrival of on-duty first responders.
The victim sustained major injuries as a result of the fall. Extensive life saving efforts were conducted on scene. The victim was ultimately transported to Barton Hospital, where she unfortunately succumbed to her injuries.
Update Information: 06/02/2017
The 14 year old female juvenile who died in this tragic accident has been identified as Chloe Conn, a resident of Detroit Falls, Minnesota.