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Delaware County Woman Dies After Falling at Grand Canyon



    Delco Native Falls to Death at Grand Canyon

    Colleen Burns was hiking on a trail on Friday at the Grand Canyon when she shifted to let another walker by. Burns, who grew up in Delaware County, fell to her death. Rangers found her body 400 feet below. (Published Wednesday, July 13, 2016)

    A Delaware County woman accidentally stepped off an edge at Grand Canyon National Park and plummeted hundreds of feet to her death.

    Officials say 35-year-old Colleen Burns fell at Ooh Aah Point on Friday, about a mile down the popular South Kaibab Trail.

    Park rangers found her body about 400 feet from where she had been standing.
    Park officials say Burns had been with family hiking and taking photographs of the sunrise on the trail. They announced her death Monday. Hiker Falls to Her DeathHiker Falls to Her Death

    A Delaware county woman is dead after falling off of the edge of the Grand Canyon. She fell about four hundered feet to her death, it is the second tourist death at the park in the last two weeks.
    (Published Wednesday, July 13, 2016)

    Burns died nearly two weeks after a California man fell to his death at the national park.

    Burns’ mother told NBC10 her daughter used to live in Morton, Delaware County before moving to Florida. Burns also attended Cardinal O’Hara High School in Springfield.