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An American teenager fell more than 300 feet to her death while hiking in Switzerland

An American teenager fell more than 300 feet to her death while hiking in Switzerland

An American teenager fell to her death while hiking with a friend’s family in western Switzerland on Monday. The police of the Valais region of the country announced.

The incident occurred when the American family and their daughter’s friend went hiking on the “Gorges Myst√©rieuses” trail on Monday morning. The 16-year-old fell about 100 meters – about 328 feet – down a bridge.

Rescue services, including two helicopters, were deployed and the teenager’s body was recovered from the Le Trent riverbed near the French border. The father of the family, who tried to save the teenager himself, got stuck on a rock and was evacuated by rescue workers.

The incident occurred when the American family and their daughter’s friend went hiking on the “Gorges Myst√©rieuses” trail on Monday morning. The 16-year-old fell 100 meters – more than 328 feet – down a bridge.

Valais Cantonal Police


The father was not injured, and it is still unclear why the girl fell to her death. The incident is being investigated by the Public Prosecutor’s Office.

The identities of the teenager and his family have not been announced. CBS News has reached out to the police department for more information and is awaiting a response.

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