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Salt Lake City woman dies after fall at Grand Canyon National Park

Posted at 3:23 PM, Apr 05, 2022
and last updated 2022-04-06 21:17:58-04

GRAND CANYON NATIONAL PARK, Ariz. — A Salt Lake City woman was killed Monday after falling at Grand Canyon National Park in Arizona.

Officials said 34-year-old Margaret Osswald was at Ledges Camp when she fell approximately 20 feet and suffered fatal injuries. Members of the group Osswald was with attempted CPR after they found her unresponsive at the camp along the Colorado River.

A helicopter with the Arizona Department of Public safety was dispatched and found Osswald deceased at around 8:30 p.m.

According to park officials, Osswald had hiked into the canyon to meet a group on a private boating trip.

An investigation into Osswald's death is underway.

The death was second reported at the Grand Canyon in less than two weeks as a 68-year-old Colorado woman died in a boating accident on March 25.