Columbus Woman Dies After Canyon Fall in Utah


UPDATED: Friday September 6, 2013 8:17 PM

Recovery teams are trying to reach the body of a Columbus woman who died in Zion National Park in Utah.

National Park Service official Aly Baltrus said Cheri Haas, 47, fell more than 100 feet while canyoneering Thursday.

Park officials said Haas was in a popular area known as "the Subway" when she slipped and fell.

Park rangers are waiting with her body.  Due to the difficulty reaching the area, a specialized team from the Grand Canyon will arrive Saturday to help remove Haas' body.

Haas was one of four people in a group on the trip.

No one else was injured.

Park officials said this is the second cliff fall in a week at Zion National Park.

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