Shelby Collette Christensen, 19, of West Jordan, a suburb of Salt Lake City, was hiking and rappelling Monday with a group of five in Birch Hollow, a canyon near the national park. She began her descent down a ledge after three of her companions had rappelled down, and her hand apparently let go when it was trapped between her rope and the ledge, sheriff's deputies wrote in a statement.
A state park ranger found her dead at the scene at the bottom of the canyon. Her body was removed from the canyon by helicopter, The Salt Lake Tribune reported.
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