US boy, 11, dies after fall

2010-06-13 11:51

Cape Town - An 11-year-old American boy, hiking with his family on Table Mountain, South Africa, fell to his death on Saturday, Cape Town city officials said on Sunday. A rescue services spokesperson said the boy slipped while climbing up a tricky section of Skeleton Gorge, falling into a stream.

The unidentified boy, who was with his brother, mother and father, was declared dead at the scene.

Thousands of tourists have flocked to South Africa to watch the continent's first Soccer World Cup, and Table Mountain is among the most popular tourist destinations in the country.

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