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Yellowstone concession employee falls to death

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Author: S. Shaw
Date: 08.26.16

YELLOWSTONE NATIONAL PARK – A Yellowstone National Park concession employee has fallen to her death at the Grand Canyon of the Yellowstone.

The National Park Service reports Estefania Liset Mosquera Alcivar, 21, of Ecuador, was socializing with a small group of coworkers around 3:15 a.m. near the trail along the rim. The young women then fell over the edge of the canyon.  Her coworkers, who witnessed the fall, immediately called for help.  

Park rangers and paramedics responded and located her below the rim at first light, but determined that the fall was not survivable.

NPS search and rescue crews recovered her body via helicopter a short time later.

The deadly accident remains under investigation.  The park service is reminding visitors to use caution on the rim trails at the Grand Canyon of the Yellowstone

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