UPDATE: Woman dies after falling at Pictured Rocks National Lakeshore

UPDATE: MUNISING — On September 19, 2018 at approximately 1:30 pm, 32-year-old Tu Thanh Nguyen from Sunnyvale, California, slipped and fell to her death in Pictured Rocks National Lakeshore.

Ms. Nguyen was hiking by herself on the North Country Trail.

She stopped about a half-mile east of Grand Portal Point to take pictures of herself when she fell about 200 feet off the cliff edge to Lake Superior.

The fall was witnessed by two kayakers.

The kayakers retrieved her and got her to shore near Chapel Beach.

A local kayak company radioed for emergency services for assistance.

Ms. Nguyen’s family has been notified.

The fatality is considered an accident.

National Park Service, Alger County Sheriff’s Office, Alger County EMS, and the U.S. Coast Guard personnel responded in a coordinated recovery effort.


MUNISING — A California woman is dead after falling at Pictured Rocks National Lakeshore.

According to the National Park Service, park rangers responded to a report of a potentially deceased person at Chapel Beach around 2:30 p.m. Wednesday.

Upon arriving on the scene, park rangers, along with Alger County paramedics, confirmed that a 32-year-old California woman died as the result of a fall. National Park Service officers are investigating.

No further information is being released.

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