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Salt Lake canyoneering guide dies in Moab climbing accident

A 21-year-old woman died in a climbing accident at Morning Glory Arch on Saturday.

A 21-year-old woman died in a climbing accident at Morning Glory Arch on Saturday. (Flint Stephens)


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MOAB, Grand County — A 21-year-old woman died in a climbing accident at Morning Glory Arch on Saturday.

About 1:45 p.m., Grand County Dispatch received a call reporting a climbing accident at Morning Glory Arch.

Grand County Sheriff Office deputies, search and rescue members, National Park Service Rangers and Bureau of Land Management Rangers responded and located the woman, who was unresponsive. The woman was later pronounced dead at the scene.

The woman is identified as 21-year-old Emmalynn Thair Herbstritt. Herbstritt was a canyoneering guide from Salt Lake City.

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Ashley Fredde covers human services and and women's issues for KSL.com. She also enjoys reporting on arts, culture and entertainment news. She's a graduate of the University of Arizona.

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