Yellowstone National Park officials investigating the death of a woman who fell into a canyon AP Photo/Rick Hossman

Estefania Liset Mosquera Alcivar, 21, a concession worker at Yellowstone National Park, fell to her death on Friday at the Wyoming park. The tragic event happened to coincide with the 100th anniversary celebration of the National Park Service.

Alcivar had been socializing with co-workers at the rim of Yellowstone’s famous Grand Canyon when she died. Those co-workers say they witnessed her fall at around 3:15 a.m. and immediately contacted the police.  As noted by the New York Daily News, “the park’s Grand Canyon is 4,000-feet wide and 1,200-feet deep in several places with multiple waterfalls, according to the park’s website.”

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Her body was spotted about four hours later, when the sun came up and rescuers could see into the canyon. They unfortunately determined that the fall was not survivable, but were able to retrieve her body. 

Friends and family have shared their condolences on social media following Alcivar’s untimely death.

Helene Vincent is an editor for Rare. Follow her on Twitter @HMV5.
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