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UPDATE: Teen Falls To Her Death At Yellowstone

YELLOWSTONE NATIONAL PARK, Wyo. (AP) - The National Park Service says an 18-year-old woman who died after a 400-foot fall into the Grand Canyon of the Yellowstone was from Russia.

Yellowstone National Park officials identified the woman Monday as Maria "Masha" Sergeyevna Rumyantseva of Kaliningrad.

She was hiking with three friends near Inspiration Point last Thursday when she ventured off trail onto a rock ledge. The ledge broke loose beneath her.

Park rangers using a helicopter recovered her body. Rumyantseva was a concession employee and it was her first day in Yellowstone. Park officials say the accident is being investigated.

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