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Utah woman dies after fall at Grand Canyon, 4th this year


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A Utah woman on a private boat trip in Arizona’s Grand Canyon National Park has died after a fall, becoming the fourth person to die in the park this year, officials said Tuesday.

Margaret Osswald, 34, of Salt Lake City, suffered fatal injuries when she fell about 20 feet near Camp Ledges along the Colorado River Monday night, the National Park Service (NPS) said in a statement. Press.

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Osswald was on day six of the multi-day boat trip when she walked through the canyon to meet the river trip at Phantom Ranch and fell, the NPS said.

The incident is being investigated by the National Park Service and the Coconino County Medical Examiner’s Office.

Four people, including Osswald, have died this year in Grand Canyon National Park, according to a park spokeswoman.

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Mary Kelly, a 69-year-old woman from Colorado, died last month after falling into whitewater rapids during a multi-day boat trip in the Arizona park. Kelley was near Hance Rapid on the Colorado River nine days into her journey when she fell.

The Associated Press contributed to this report.

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