Little Girl Killed in Fall at Grand Canyon

By: Associated Press
By: Associated Press

GRAND CANYON NATIONAL PARK, Ariz. (AP) - Tragedy at the Grand Canyon.

A four-year-old Arizona girl was killed Tuesday when she slipped off the edge of canyon and fell several hundred feet.

The girl's father immediately scrambled down the cliff and started CPR with the help of a park ranger who rappelled into the canyon. A second ranger was lowered by helicopter and determined the girl was dead.

The National Park Service says the child's body was 400 to 500 feet below the canyon rim. They say the area is a combination of sheer drops of 30 to 50 feet, then slopes leading to more drop-offs.


Join the Conversation!

To comment, the following rules must be followed:

  • No Obscenity, Profanity, Vulgarity, Racism or Violent Descriptions
  • No Negative Community Comparisons
  • No Fighting, Name-calling, Trolling or Personal Attacks
  • Multiple Accounts are Not Allowed
  • Stay on Story Topic

Comments may be monitored for inappropriate content, but the station is under no legal obligation to do so.
If you believe a comment violates the above rules, please use the Flagging Tool to alert a Moderator.
Flagging does not guarantee removal.

Multiple violations may result in account suspension.
Decisions to suspend or unsuspend accounts are made by Station Moderators.
Questions may be sent to comments@kbtx.com. Please provide detailed information.

powered by Disqus
KBTX-TV Channel 3 4141 E. 29th Street Bryan, TX 77802 Phone: (979) 846-7777 Fax: (979) 846-1490 News Fax: (979) 846-1888
Gray Television, Inc. - Copyright © 2002-2014 - Designed by Gray Digital Media - Powered by Clickability 10413197 - kbtx.com/a?a=10413197