A Utah teenager has died after falling off a 30-foot cliff

from: Megan Pickett

Published: February 12, 2023 / 12:14 PM PST

Updated: February 12, 2023 / 12:14 PM PST

MOAB, Utah (KTVX) – A Utah teenager is dead after falling off a cliff in Moab, authorities have confirmed.

Moab Police were called just after 4 p.m. Friday to a hiker who fell from the Moab Rim Trail near Kane Creek.

A 17-year-old girl was hiking with friends when she fell off the trail. According to authorities, the teenager’s friends said she got too close to the edge and appeared to have died instantly.

Moab police said the teenager, identified by the Grand County School District as Zoe McKinney, fell approximately 30 feet.

“Zoe was an outstanding student and we will honor her memory until the end of this graduation,” the school district it is stated in the announcement Saturday.

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