Sean C. Randles died attempting to save Melanie L. Kushnir from falling, Las Vegas, Nevada, May 28, 2016.
Kushnir, 42, was hiking down a sandstone mountain at Red Rock National Conservation Area when she slipped and slid in a stream of water toward the nearby brink of a 50-foot cliff.
Another hiker in her party, Randles, 49, marketing manager of Las Vegas, was near the stream at a point about 6 feet from the edge of the cliff. He lunged at Kushnir as she approached and grabbed onto her.
Unable to stop her momentum, Randles held to her as they went over the cliff and fell to the rock shelf at its base. Both suffered severe injuries and died at the scene.