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Identity Released Of Canyon Fall Victim

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Date: August 18, 2014

National Park Service
U.S. Department of the Interior

Yellowstone National Park
P.O. Box 168
Yellowstone National Park, WY 82190
August 18, 2014            14-060   

Al Nash
(307) 344-2015


Identity Released Of Canyon Fall Victim

Authorities have released the identity of the young girl who died Sunday morning after falling into the Grand Canyon of the Yellowstone.

Zahra Allahyari was eight years old. She was from Poway, a Southern California community near San Diego.

The young girl was hiking with family members along the trail to the Brink of the Lower Falls on Sunday morning. About two-thirds of the way down the trail toward the observation platform, Zahra reportedly stepped off the trail, lost her footing, and fell approximately 550 feet into the canyon.

Park personnel retrieved her body around noon Sunday.

This is the third accidental death in Yellowstone National Park in 2014.

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