Tourist Falls To Death At Grand Canyon Minutes After Posting To Insta

A Florida woman has tragically fallen to her death at Grand Canyon National Park in Arizona
Reports by some media outlets have given the impression Orlando resident and Yelp marketing director Colleen Burns, 35, died “in a selfie-related incident”, but that’s not the case; she accidentally stepped off an edge at Ooh Aah Point while moving out of the way for a fellow tourist.
She did, however, posted photos from the canyon – including one of her sitting on the brink of a cliff, taking in the view – shortly before the tragic accident.  

That view tho ??????

A photo posted by Colleen Burns (@colleenburns) on

Grand Canyon Sunset ??

A photo posted by Colleen Burns (@colleenburns) on

Burns’ friend Jessica Roman, who was vacationing with her and a third person, told Orlando’s WESH they had just taken a picture and were switching out spots with another group when Burns lost her footing.

“She was stepping out of the way for another gentleman to kind of squeeze in, and unfortunately, Colleen kind of got tripped up on her own feet and fell backwards, fell into the canyon,” she said. “That was the longest, strangest, craziest two seconds of my life. Those last two seconds where everything changed are so minute in comparison to all the memories I have with her.”
Park rangers recovered Burns’ body about 120 metres below where she last stood.
DJ Kaskade – of whom Burns was a longtime fan and friend – posted a heartfelt tribute to her on Facebook, remembering her “unmatched enthusiasm for life, the fire in her eyes and that crazy infectious smile.”


Source: People.
Photo: Instagram / @colleenburns.