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Arizona woman dies from fall while hiking at Yosemite National Park

2019-09-07

A woman died at Yosemite National Park after falling from the Half Dome Thursday morning. (BRENDAN SMIALOWSKI/AFP/Getty Images)

A woman died at Yosemite National Park after falling from the Half Dome Thursday morning.

Danielle Burnett, 29, from Lake Havasu City, Ariz., fell more than 500 feet from the cables on the path on the rock formation and was pronounced dead by Park Rangers at the scene, National Park Public Affairs Officer Scoot Gediman said in a statement to CNN.

It’s with a broken heart to inform you all that our beautiful Danielle left us yesterday doing something she loved so...

Posted by Nichole Lee Burnett on Friday, September 6, 2019

“It’s with a broken heart to inform you all that our beautiful Danielle left us yesterday doing something she loved so much,” a family member wrote on Facebook.

The National Park Service is investigating the incident.

Hikers are required to get a permit to go up Half Dome’s final climb at the park in California’s Sierra Nevada mountains, and “there is nothing you can do to guarantee your safety,” Yosemite’s website says.