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Ohio woman dies in Zion National Park

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) - A 47-year-old Ohio woman is dead after falling off a cliff while canyoneering at Zion National Park.



Zion National Park officials say Cheri Haas slipped and fell about 100 feet from a steep cliff on Thursday. She was on a popular canyoneering route known as "The Subway."



On the route, people must navigate boulders, ledges and waterfalls on the 7-9 mile hike. It also requires people to wade through cold water in a creek. It is only open to people who get wilderness permits.



She is the second person to fall from a cliff in Zion National park this week. On Monday, an Arizona fell from near Behunin Canyon but survived. Park officials say a helmet worn by 33-year-old Clark Proffitt likely saved his life.

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