BIG COTTONWOOD CANYON — The search for a 19-year-old woman ended tragically this morning with the discovery of her body.
Salt Lake County sheriff's deputies said Christina Taylor, of Herriman, died when she fell nearly 100 feet while hiking with a group of friends Sunday night. She was killed instantly.
My condolences to her friends and family.
Christina Traylor, a sophomore studying microbiology at Colorado State University, lost her footing on a steep, rocky slope and fell about 200 feet, said Sgt. Travis Skinner of the Salt Lake County Sheriff's Office.
Traylor fell in the area of Moss Ledge, a popular spot about 5 miles up the Big Cottonwood Canyon that leads to the Brighton and Solitude ski resorts, about 20 miles from Salt Lake City.