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Woman Falls 120 Feet To Her Death in Canyonlands

Woman Falls 120 Feet To Her Death in Canyonlands

Posted - Apr. 13, 2004 at 7:36 a.m.



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(Moab-AP) -- A Colorado woman is dead after falling 120-feet in Canyonlands National Park.

It happened last Friday just before 10 a-m.

A park spokesman says 54-year-old Mary Thompson of Littleton and her husband Paul were camping in the Needles district of Canyonlands National Park and had bicycled to an overlook. The spokesman says they walked to the view area at the edge of Big Springs Overlook and that's where she lost her footing and fell over the cliff.

She died on impact.

San Juan County Sheriff's officers say a preliminary investigation shows the fall was an accident.

Canyonlands is about 60 miles south of Moab.

(Copyright 2004 by The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved.)

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