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California girl, 14, dies in 700ft fall from scenic Arizona Horseshoe Bend overlook

California girl, 14, dies in 700ft fall from scenic Arizona Horseshoe Bend overlook on Christmas Eve

  • Coconino County sheriff’s officials said Wednesday that the body of the 14-year-old girl was found about 700 feet (213 meters) below Horseshoe Bend overlook
  • The girl’s family reported her missing from the overlook Monday afternoon, and an Arizona Department of Public Safety helicopter later spotted her body 
  • Authorities weren’t able to recover it until Tuesday morning
  • The tourist destination gives a view of a horseshoe-shaped span of the Colorado River flowing below red cliffs near the Arizona-Utah border
  • There are no barriers

Authorities say a California girl visiting an Arizona landmark has died from what appears to be an accidental fall.

Coconino County sheriff’s officials said Wednesday that the body of the 14-year-old girl was found about 700 feet (213 meters) below Horseshoe Bend overlook.

The girl’s family reported her missing from the overlook Monday afternoon around 4pm, and an Arizona Department of Public Safety helicopter later spotted her body.

Coconino County sheriff’s officials said Wednesday that the body of the 14-year-old girl was found about 700 feet (213 meters) below Horseshoe Bend overlook

Authorities weren’t able to recover it until Tuesday morning.

The girl’s body was taken to the Coconino County Medical Examiner’s Office in Flagstaff, according to the Arizona Daily Sun.  

Sheriff’s deputies say the teen was visiting from the San Jose, California, area. 

They believe the fall was an accident but are still investigating.

The girl was last seen in the area of Page on the Horseshoe Bend Overlook, KTAR reports. 

The tourist destination gives a view of a horseshoe-shaped span of the Colorado River flowing below red cliffs near the Arizona-Utah border. There are no barriers.

 

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