Woman Falls to Her Death in Yellowstone
Just the other day the folks at Yellowstone National Park issued a press release to say that the park's spring opening had been accident-free. Well, the release was premature. Yesterday a 52-year-old Rockford, Michigan, woman fell to her death while apparently trying to get a better picture of the Grand Canyon of the Yellowstone.
Deborah Chamberlin, her husband and two children had stopped at an overlook just north of Tower Fall about 10 Saturday morning to take a picture. Her apparent mistake was stepping over a small rock retaining wall to get a better shot. Park officials say she lost her footing, slid down an embankment and fell about 500 feet over a cliff.
When rangers got to the scene, one rappelled down to her body and determined that the fall had killed her.
This is the second fatality in Yellowstone this year. Back in February a woman was killed in a snowmobile accident.