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Yellowstone Worker, 21, Falls Into Canyon To Her Death


Yellowstone Worker, 21, Falls Into Canyon To Her Death (NPS)

A Yellowstone National Park employee is dead after she took a fatal tumble from a park cliff.

Early Friday morning, Estefania Liset Mosquera Alcivar, 21, a concessions employee from Ecuador, fell to her death from Grand View Point above the Grand Canyon of the Yellowstone River. 

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Her body was recovered just after 10 a.m. by park search and rescue crews in a helicopter. 

According to a park release, Alcivar was socializing with a small group of coworkers near the trail along the rim when she fell over the edge of the canyon at approximately 3:15 a.m.

Her companions, who witnessed the fall, dialed 9-1-1 and park rangers and paramedics responded. Rescuers were able to locate her below the rim at first light and determine that the fall was not survivable.

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According to the park's website, the canyon ranges from 800 to 1,200 feet deep.

The incident remains under investigation.

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