Woman Falls to Her Death at Grand Canyon Hours After Posting Photo on Cliff's Edge
A woman fell to her death at the Grand Canyon last week, just hours after posting a photo on the edge of a cliff.
Colleen Burns, 35, of Orlando, Florida, was hiking with friends at the national park on Friday when she accidentally slipped off an edge at Ooh Aah Point on the popular South Kaibab Trail, People reported.
Park rangers located her body about 400 below where she had been standing.
A spokesperson with the local medical examiner's office said that Burns died from "multiple blunt force injuries." Her death has been ruled an accident.
One of the Burns' friends who was on the trail with her, Jessica Roman, described Burns' tragic fall to WESH.
“She was just, like, stepping out of the way for another gentleman to, kind of, squeeze in,” Roman told the station. “Unfortunately, Colleen just kind of got tripped up on her own feet and fell backwards. She fell into the canyon.”
"That was the longest, strangest, craziest two seconds of my life. Those last two seconds where everyone changed are so minute in comparison to all the memories I have with her."
Tributes to Burns began to pour in over social media, including one from DJ Kaskade: