Woman Nearly Falls to Her Death Taking Photo on Edge of Grand Canyon

Emily Koford, 20, was taking a photo of her mom, Erin, in the spectacular setting and kept backing up to get the perfect angle. But suddenly, she slipped — almost falling to her death.
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Chilling footage of a near-tragedy at the Grand Canyon is causing shock and awe. 

Emily Koford, 20, was taking a photo of her mom, Erin, in the spectacular setting and kept backing up to get the perfect angle. But suddenly, she slipped — almost falling to her death.

“I just went up and grabbed her and told her how badly she had scared me,” Erin told Inside Edition following the recent event. “She was trying to get a full-body shot, so she kept backing up. She didn't see how close she was to the edge but I could see. I said, ‘Don't take another step back,’ twice.” 

Authorities say tourists are taking too many unnecessary risks to get those majestic photos. 

National Parks officials say they see an average of 12 deaths a year at the site. Not all are from falls, though. Others include health-related issues or incidents outside the crest of the Canyon. 

Since records began at the Grand Canyon 200 years ago, there have been 64 recorded deaths at the site. 

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