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.

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