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Woman Dies While Rappelling In Utah Slot Canyon

SALT LAKE CITY (The Salt Lake Tribune) — A woman from Washington D.C. has died while rappelling a canyon in central Utah. The Salt Lake Tribune reported Tuesday that the 33-year-old woman was climbing near Hanksville before falling 40 feet down the slot canyon. Wayne County sheriff's officials say a canyoneering party told deputies that the woman was coming out of Angel Cove Canyon when she slid 20 feet, then fell another 40 feet to the bottom of the canyon. Deputies say the woman's friends attempted to resuscitate her, but she was declared dead at the scene.