Fatal fall reported in Big Cottonwood Canyon
Published: June 7, 2014 04:25PM
Updated: June 7, 2014 10:52PM
Trent Nelson | Tribune file photo High temperatures cause a lot of runoff at Donut Falls in Big Cottonwood Canyon in May.

A woman fell to her death Saturday hiking down from Donut Falls.

The 41-year-old Salt Lake County woman, whose name was not released Saturday, was hiking back from the Big Cottonwood Canyon destination when, about 2:30 p.m., she slipped and fell, said Unified Police Detective Ken Hansen. She fell about 100 feet before landing on rocks and died at the scene, Hansen said.

The woman had been hiking with family members at the time. Officers recovered her body Saturday evening.


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