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Arizona hiker falls to her death while climbing Yosemite National Park’s Half Dome

An Arizona woman plunged to her death Thursday while ascending the iconic granite cliffs of Half Dome in California’s Yosemite National Park, officials said The victim was identified as Danielle Burnett, 29, of Lake Havasu City, park rangers said  In a statement, park officials said Burnett “fell over 500 feet down steep, rocky terrain, and was deceased when Park Rangers arrived on the scene,” according to the San Francisco Chronicle  YOSEMITE RANGERS RECOVER BODIES OF 2 WHO FELL FROM OVERLOOK  Half Dome in Yosemite National Park (iStock)  She was scaling the steepest part of the trail when she fell, a Yosemite spokesman said  Half Dome rises more than 8,800 feet above Yosemite Valley. Park visitors hope to be drawn in a daily lottery as one of 300 people who are permitted to try the 14-mile trek to the top, the Visalia Times Delta reported  ‘WATERMELON SNOW’ FOUND IN YOSEMITE NATIONAL PARK AT HIGH ELEVATION Cables are installed each summer to assist hikers making the climb up the signature rock face attraction  CLICK HERE FOR THE FOX NEWS APP Yosemite was investigating the incident.

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2 thoughts on “Arizona hiker falls to her death while climbing Yosemite National Park’s Half Dome

  1. My uncle witnessed the accident, she wore tennis shoes, and she slipped. A woman held on as best as she could, and my uncle tried to grab her feet. The hiker then fell and they were petrified. They were so scared. They started walking down. They don't know what happened after that. My grandma explained it to me.

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