Woman falls to her death in Yellowstone National Park

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ST. GEORGE — A 21-year-old park employee has fallen to her death in Yellowstone National Park early Friday morning, park officials said.

According to the park’s public affairs office, Estefania Liset Mosquera Alcivar died during a social gathering with colleagues.

Grand Canyon at YellowStone National Park, Photo by Hongjiong Shi | Getty Images, St. George News
Grand Canyon at YellowStone National Park, Photo by Hongjiong Shi | Getty Images, St. George News

Alcivar, a concession employee, was with a small group of co-workers at the rim of the Grand Canyon of Yellowstone shortly after 3:15 a.m. when she fell, colleagues who witnessed the fall and called 911 for help said.

Park Rangers and paramedics responded and determined the fall was not survivable, the statement said, and finally located the woman’s body four hours later after searching the area in a helicopter.

Yellowstone National Park has 2,600 seasonal positions, and Alcivar was part of the parks Work and Travel Program, an international student program that employs qualifying applicants with seasonal positions, according to information obtained on the program’s website.

The incident remains under investigation.

This report is based on preliminary information provided by law enforcement or other emergency responders and may not contain the full scope of findings.

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7 Comments

  • Henry August 28, 2016 at 8:54 am

    A “social gathering” at 3:15 a.m., “at the rim” of a steep canyon? What could go wrong?

  • .... August 28, 2016 at 10:45 am

    This is a tragic loss for the family. my condolences

  • Sue August 28, 2016 at 1:33 pm

    Gee, was alcohol involved? hmmmmmmm

    • Bob August 28, 2016 at 7:14 pm

      booze?, drugs?, flashlight batteries went dead?… we’ll never know …but thankfully “….” has offered his “condolences”, so everything will be ok

      • .... August 29, 2016 at 8:44 am

        may the good lord watch over Bob he feels left out ! you have my prayers.

      • redrock4 August 29, 2016 at 12:27 pm

        This is not a time for your attempt at humor. Perhaps there is no time for you to attempt humor. Find a hobby besides trolling St. George News.

        • .... August 29, 2016 at 5:02 pm

          You should practice what you preach. .God bless you

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