UPDATE: Young Girl Dies In Fall Into Grand Canyon Of The Yellowstone

An 8-year-old girl visiting Yellowstone National Park with her family has been killed in a fall into the Grand Canyon of the Yellowstone.

Zahra Allahyari, from Poway, a California community near San Diego, was hiking with family members along the trail to the Brink of the Lower Falls on Sunday morning. About two-thirds of the way down the trail toward the observation platform the girl reportedly stepped off the trail, lost her footing, and fell approximately 550 feet into the canyon, park officials said.

Park personnel retrieved her body around noon Sunday.