Woman dies after fall off cliff near Bearclaw Poppy trailhead

Bearclaw Poppy Trailhead inside the Red Cliffs Desert Reserve, St. George, Utah, March 18, 2021. Tuesday a woman died after falling near the trailhead.

Bearclaw Poppy Trailhead inside the Red Cliffs Desert Reserve, St. George, Utah, March 18, 2021. Tuesday a woman died after falling near the trailhead. (Mori Kessler, St. George News)



ST. GEORGE — A woman fell to her death from a cliff in the area of the Bearclaw Poppy trailhead on Tuesday morning. While the fall has initially been ruled as accidental, St. George Police is continuing to investigate the incident.

Fire and police officials said the incident took place on the Zen Trail near Navajo Road between 8 a.m. and 8:15 a.m., Tuesday morning.

"A woman from out of state was hiking with a group in the area when she fell to her death," Officer Tiffany Mitchell, of the St. George Police Department, told St. George News.

At this point, the fall has been ruled accidental. However, St. George Police has opened an investigation. When asked why, Mitchell said, "to ensure a crime wasn't committed."

Along with the fire and police departments of St. George, Washington County Search and Rescue high-angle rope teams and Intermountain Life Flight also responded.

Read the full article at St. George News.

Chris Reed

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