Before a Florida woman fell 400 feet to her death last week at the Grand Canyon, she shared an image of herself taking in the spectacular view on Instagram.
Colleen Burns, 35, of Orlando, Florida, posted the photo on Friday and later that day accidentally stepped off an edge at Ooh Aah point.
According to WESH, Burns was on vacation with two friends and they were walking a trail to take pictures of the sunset.
“She was stepping out of the way for another gentleman to kind of squeeze in, and unfortunately, Colleen kind of got tripped up on her own feet and fell backwards, fell into the canyon,” Burns’ friend Jessica Roman, who was with her, told WESH. “That was the longest, strangest, craziest two seconds of my life.”
Burns worked as a marketing director for southeastern cities at Yelp.
Yelp issued a statement, saying:
“We are deeply saddened by the death of Colleen Burns, a cherished Yelp colleague and friend. Colleen launched the Yelp community in Orlando nearly seven years ago. Her passing represents a tremendous loss to our company, the communities she supported and the many friends she made while doing what she loved. We are heartbroken but thankful to have been positively shaped by her passion and joy for life.”