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Woman Falls Hundreds Of Feet To Her Death After Misstep At Grand Canyon

GRAND CANYON NATIONAL PARK, Ariz. ( — A Florida woman accidentally stepped off an edge at Grand Canyon National Park and plummeted hundreds of feet to her death, parks officials said Monday.

Officials say 35-year-old Colleen Burns of Orlando 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.

Her last post to Instagram showed her sitting on a cliff's edge.

"She was stepping out of way for another gentleman to squeeze in," one of Burns' friends told Orlando TV station WESH-TV. "Colleen got tripped up on her own feet and fell backwards ... into the canyon."

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

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