JERUSALEM (JTA) – The wife of a Russian participant in the Maccabiah Games fell to her death while hiking near the Dead Sea.
The woman, 50, was hiking with her 16-year-old daughter in the Ein Gedi Nature Reserve when she fell from a precipice in Nahal Arugot, Israel Radio reported. Her daughter also was injured. The two were walking on an unmarked path off-limits to hikers.
The victim’s husband is a member of the Russian judo team.
Neither the victim nor her husband’s name were provided in news reports on the accident.