Teen Falls to Death at Yellowstone on First Day of Work

18-year-old lost footing at park's Grand Canyon
By John Johnson,  Newser Staff
Posted Jun 9, 2012 10:45 AM CDT
This September 2009 photo shows the Grand Canyon of the Yellowstone in Yellowstone National Park, Wyo.   (AP Photo/Beth Harpaz)

(Newser) – A teenager's first day on the job at Yellowstone National Park ended in tragedy when she lost her footing on the rim of a canyon and plunged 400 feet to her death, reports Fox News. The 18-year-old reported for work Thursday at a private concessions company and later went hiking with three others at the park's Grand Canyon. She apparently walked off the trail, and the loose rock "quickly gave way underneath her," according to a park statement. (Read more Yellowstone National Park stories.)

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