Woman Falls 400 Feet to Her Death at Grand Canyon After Posting Photo on Cliff Edge

By: Jon Corrigan

A Florida woman fell 400 feet to her death last week at the Grand Canyon hours after posing for a picture on the edge of a cliff at the park.

That view tho 😍👌🏼

A post shared by Colleen Burns (@colleenburns) on

The Associated Press reports, 35-year-old Colleen Burns was hiking with friends and family near the South Kaibab Trail last Friday when she accidentally slipped off an edge at Ooh Aah Point.

Grand Canyon park rangers found her body about 400 feet below where she was standing.

Just hours before, Burns uploaded an Instagram photo which shows her sitting on the of a cliff at the park. She captioned the photo, “That view tho.”

A friend who was  with Burns on the trail described the tragic incident to WESH.

“She was just, like, stepping out of the way for another gentleman to, kind of, squeeze in,” Jessica Roman told the station. “Unfortunately, Colleen just kind of got tripped up on her own feet and fell backwards. She fell into the canyon.”

According to the Orlando Sentinel, Burns worked as a regional marketing director for Yelp in Orlando.

Her fellow Yelp Orlando employees remembered Burns with a Twitter post, uploading a photo of her and writing, “Colleen Burns, 1st @Yelp Orlando Community Manager, has passed away. There are no words. Hoping to find some soon,”

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