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Glendora woman plunges 1,000 feet to death in Utah's Zion National Park

August 9, 2009 |  4:00 pm

A Glendora woman fell 1,000 feet to her death Sunday morning in Zion National Park in Utah, park officials said.

Nancy Maltez, 55, was at the top of the Angels Landing trail with her husband and three children, ages 14 to 20, when she fell off the vertical sandstone cliff, said park spokesman Ron Terry. She was killed instantly.

“Preliminary reports are that she stumbled,” Terry said.

Terry said police dispatchers in St. George, Utah, received a 911 call about the fall at 8:24 a.m.

Sheriff’s detectives in Washington County, Utah, are investigating the death with the National Park Service.