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Bikini hiker freezes to death after falling into a ravine in Taiwan

A Taiwanese hiker and an Instagram star known as the “Bikini Hiker”—who was famous for her bikini clad mountaintop photos froze to death after falling down a 65-foot ravine earlier this week.

Gigi Wu, a 36-year-old Taiwanese woman, died this week when hiking the Batongguan Historic Trail in Yushan National Park in Taiwan. During her hike, Wu fell down the ravine and survived her injuries. However, she wasn’t able to move and was trapped at the bottom of the gorge. Wu made a distress call on a satellite phone and told her friends she couldn’t move her lower half but was able to get rescuers her coordinates.
The weather turned bad, however, and the rescue plan was hindered—instead of using a helicopter they had to set out on foot. Eventually, 43 hours after her initial fall Wu’s body was located.  Wu died on Monday and it’s believed the cause of death was hypothermia.

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