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  • 17 June 2014, 2:06

Brit Woman Plunges To Death At Oz Canyon

A British woman has plunged nearly 100ft (30m) to her death while walking at a canyon in Australia.

The 23-year-old, who the authorities have not yet named, fell from the Rim Walk at Kings Canyon on Sunday afternoon, police said.

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

A police investigation has been launched.

Kings Canyon is part of the Watarrka National Park, a tourist destination in Australia's Northern Territory.

The woman was believed to have been with a tour group when she fell.

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 on 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 June 16 in the Kings Canyon area of Australia.

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

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