A misstep on the steep cliffs of the Grand Canyon was all it took for this Florida woman to plunge 400 feet to her death.
Colleen Burns, a 35 year old Yelp marketing executive from Florida, was experiencing the trip of a lifetime while taking in the spectacular views of the Grand Canyon. And only hours before she fell 400 feet to her death, she posted a serene image of herself immersed in the glory of nature to her Instagram account.
The tragic accident occurred July 8, while Burns and two friends were on the steep edge at Ooh Aah Point, hoping to photograph the sunset.
“She was stepping out of the way for another gentleman to kind of squeeze in, and unfortunately, Colleen kind of got tripped up on her own feet and fell backwards, fell into the canyon,” her friend Jessica Roman told WESH-TV.
Park rangers found her body 400 feet below the cliffs edge. The National Park Service and the Coconino County medical examiner are conducting the investigation into Burns’ death.