June 10, 2012 in Nation/World

Young woman dies in fall at Yellowstone

Associated Press

YELLOWSTONE NATIONAL PARK, Wyo. – An 18-year-old woman has died after falling 400 feet in the Grand Canyon of the Yellowstone, according to the National Park Service.

The Park Service said she was a Yellowstone concession employee on her first day in the park. She was hiking a canyon trail with three acquaintances when she ventured off trail onto a loose rock promontory, which gave way underneath her.

The accident occurred near Inspiration Point Thursday afternoon. Her body was retrieved Friday.

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