Ohio woman dies from fall in Zion National Park

6:05 PM, Sep 6, 2013   |    comments
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SALT LAKE CITY -- A 47-year-old Ohio woman is dead after falling off a cliff while canyoneering at Zion National Park.

Zion National Park officials say Cheri Hass slipped and fell about 100 feet from a steep cliff on Thursday.

She was on a popular canyoneering route known as "The Subway."

On the route, people must navigate boulders, ledges and waterfalls on the 7-9 mile hike. 

It also requires people to wade through cold water in a creek. It is only open to people who get wilderness permits.

She is the second person to fall from a cliff in Zion National Park this week. 

On Monday, an Arizona fell from near Behunin Canyon but survived. 

Park officials say a helmet worn by 33-year-old Clark Proffitt likely saved his life.

Associated Press

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