Woman who fell off waterfall dies, hospital confirms

Woman who fell off waterfall dies, hospital confirms

(Scott G Winterton, Deseret News)

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FARMINGTON — A woman who fell off a 40-foot waterfall on the Davis Creek trail last week has died, a University of Utah Hospital official confirmed Thursday.

Liesel Barber was hiking on the trail on July 27 and was in critical condition after the fall. The hospital official was not sure when Barber died.

Barber was hiking around 6 p.m. July 27 with her children, some friends and her husband when she fell. Barber's husband also fell off the waterfall and received a head injury but was in better condition after the fall, according to Davis County Sheriff’s Sgt. Joshua Boucher.

A helicopter helped hoist the couple out of the canyon, and Barber was later airlifted to University Hospital.

The family has set up a You Caring fund requesting help with paying for funeral expenses. Donations can also be made under Liesel Barber's name at Wells Fargo. *

Contributing: Katie McKellar

*KSL.com does not assure that the money deposited to the account will be applied for the benefit of the persons named as beneficiaries. If you are considering a deposit to the account, you should consult your own advisors and otherwise proceed at your own risk.

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