Wisconsin surgeon who died on hike was found ‘partially buried’ after ground collapsed, sheriff says

The physique of a Wisconsin surgeon was found “partially buried” after the ground beneath her collapsed throughout a hike and she or he fell down an embankment, authorities have revealed.

Dr. Kelsey A. Musgrove, a 30-year-old cardiothoracic surgical procedure fellow on the University of Wisconsin School of Medicine and Public Health, was reported lacking March 30 after failing to return from a hike. Her physique was found Sunday within the Potato River Falls space, the Iron County Sheriff’s Office stated.

The sheriff’s workplace shared new particulars of her loss of life, revealing in a information launch that her stays had been found partially buried “in a steep clay bank along the river’s edge.”

It is believed that whereas she was climbing alone, she ventured off the path close to Potato River Falls to get nearer to the river. 

Dr. Kelsey A. Musgrove.
Dr. Kelsey A. Musgrove.Iron County Sheriff’s Office

“While walking along the edge of the embankment, it appears that the ground beneath her collapsed, bringing her down the bank along with clay and rocks,” the news release stated.

The autopsy results indicated she died of traumatic injuries sustained in the fall, the Iron County Sheriff’s Office said. The death occurred “within minutes” of the tumble, in response to the company.

Officials stated that clay banks are at all times “unstable,” warning hikers to remain on marked trails and commentary areas. 

“If you choose to hike alone, always make sure someone knows your route of travel and when you plan to return,” Iron County Sheriff Paul Samardich stated within the launch. 

More than two dozen businesses throughout Wisconsin, Michigan and Minnesota assisted within the seek for Musgrove, which got here to an finish when her physique was positioned at 11:25 p.m. Sunday.

According to All Trails, Potato River Falls is taken into account a straightforward route that takes lower than half-hour to finish. 

UW Health press secretary Emily Kumlien instructed NBC News earlier this week in a press release, “We are deeply saddened by the loss of our colleague Dr. Kelsey Musgrove.”

“She was recognized by her peers as a great surgeon, an outstanding mentor and an incredibly kind and positive spirit. Our thoughts and condolences are with her friends and family during this difficult time,” the assertion continued.

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