Utah woman dies in rappelling fall
UPR’s Southern Utah correspondent Chris Holmes has additional details on a West Jordan woman who died Monday in a rappelling accident in Kane County.
“Monday, Kane County dispatch received a call about a young female that had fallen on a rappel in Birch Hollow. Emergency personnel arrived to confirm that the individual had died from her injuries.
19-year-old Shelby Collette Christensen of West Jordon, Utah was hiking and rappelling with three friends. The other three had completed the descent. Christensen fell about 120 feet.
Birch Hollow is a popular rappelling and hiking destination located about six miles north of Hwy. 9 just east of Zion National Park.
A Utah Highway Patrol helicopter was dispatched out of Cedar City to aid in recovering Christensen’s body.”