British woman dies in100ft fall on remote Australian canyon

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Kings Canyon Rim Walk, Watarrka National Park, Northern Territory, Australia
Kings Canyon Rim Walk, Watarrka National Park, Northern Territory, Australia



A British woman has plunged nearly 100ft to her death while walking in a remote canyon in central travelhttp://travel.aol.co.uk/tag/australia.

Local police said the 23-year-old fell from the Rim Walk at Kings Canyon (pictured) yesterday afternoon.

She was treated at the scene but died a short time later.

The woman was believed to have been with a tour group when she fell at the beauty spot, which is in Watarrka National Park in Australia's Northern Territory.

A spokesman for Northern Territory Police, Fire and Emergency Services said: "Police are investigating the death of a 23-year-old British woman who fell from the Rim Walk at Kings Canyon Sunday afternoon.

"A coordinated response from Police, Watarrka National Park Ranger Station, Kings Canyon Clinic staff, District Medical Officer, St John Ambulance and NT Emergency Service were able to locate and retrieve the woman who had fallen 30 metres."

A Foreign Office spokesman said: "We are aware of the death of a British national on 16 June in the King Canyon area of Australia.

"We are providing consular assistance to the family at this difficult time."





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