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Girl, 8, Dies After Falling More Than 500 Feet At Yellowstone

Updated: Wednesday, August 20 2014, 10:53 AM CDT
(Photo Credit: Joe Mann)

YELLOWSTONE NATIONAL PARK, Wyo. (AP)-- A young girl has died after falling about 550 feet while hiking in Yellowstone National Park.
 
The National Park Service says the accident occurred Sunday morning in the Grand Canyon of the Yellowstone.
 
The victim was identified as 8-year-old Zahra Allahyari.
 
According to the Park Service, the girl and members of her family were hiking down a trail on the north side of the canyon to the Brink of the Lower Falls overlook. The agency says the child apparently stepped off the trail and lost her footing.
 
Her body was retrieved around noon Sunday.

The incident remains under investigation.

Park officials said the death was the third accidental death in Yellowstone National Park in 2014. Girl, 8, Dies After Falling More Than 500 Feet At Yellowstone


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