Hiker dies in fall at Zion National Park

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ZION NATIONAL PARK -- An Idaho women died after falling from the Angels Landing observation point in Zion National Park.

Washington County sheriff's deputies say 50-year-old Tammy Grunig of Pocatello was hiking the narrow trail on Angels Landing when she fell off a 1,000- foot cliff Friday.

Another hiker called 911 from a cell phone, and four hours later crews found Grunig's body.

The cause of the accident is under investigation by sheriff's deputies and park rangers.

This is the second death on Angel's Landing this year. In August, a 55-year-old California woman died after falling about 1,000 feet from it.

According to the park's website, the popular trail runs along a narrow rock fin with dizzying drop-offs on both sides.

The trail culminates at a lofty perch, boasting splendid views in every direction.

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