Yellowstone National Park

Name of Grand Canyon of Yellowstone Accident Victim Released

We have the name of the young girl who died Sunday morning after a fall into the Grand Canyon of the Yellowstone.

The victim was eight-year-old Zahra Allahyari from Poway, near San Diego. According to authorities via National Park Service press release, the young girl was hiking with family members along the trail to the Brink of the Lower Falls on Sunday morning.  About two-thirds of the way down the trail toward the observation platform, Zahra reportedly stepped off the trail, lost her footing, and fell approximately 550 feet into the canyon.

Park personnel retrieved her body around noon Sunday.

This is the third accidental death in Yellowstone National Park in 2014.

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