How Estefania Liset Mosquera Alcivar a Yellowstone National Park worker came to fall to her death. Friends and family mourn loss.
Estefania Liset Mosquera Alcivar a 21 year old Ecuadorian woman has died after the Yellowstone Park concession worker plummeted to her death from a canyon viewing point in the early hours of Friday morning.
According to park rangers, the Yellowstone National Park employee from Quito, fell into the canyon at Grandview Point circa 3.15 am Friday while socializing with co workers near a huge drop.
A report via the dailymail tells of Estefania Liset Mosquera Alcivar standing near a trail along the edge of the canyon when she plunged to her death.
Her companions saw her fall and dialed 911.
Rescuers spotted her body in the canyon at first light. They determined the fall was not survivable.
Search and rescue crews used a helicopter to recover her body later in the morning.
Yellowstone officials say the death is under investigation. How the woman slipped is yet to be necessarily understood with authorities believing the woman may have been standing too close to the rim. How or why Estefania Mosquera along with her entourage came to be standing so close to the edge is not known.
In the aftermath of the woman’s death, tributes flooded in from friends and family.
Relative Jose Verdezoto Mosquera wrote on Facebook in Spanish: ‘You have no idea how much I miss you my you. I’ll always remember you as that beautiful girl and full of life.
‘We lost you but heaven is so lucky to have won a beautiful and wise little angel.
‘May God bless you and be always at your side. This is not a goodbye just a see you soon.’
Michelle Bonilla, her friend, added: ‘Thank you for so many years of loving us so much my little tefita.
‘I leave a little hole in my soul but always always close together. I love you so much friend. Rest in peace.’
Another friend wrote: ‘I’ll miss your bright spirit, Estefi. You were always so kind to everyone; it hurts so much to know you’re gone. Rest in peace, beautiful girl. ‘
In the aftermath of Estefania Liset Mosquera Alcivar’s tragic death, park officials released a statement urging visitors to use caution when using certain trails.
An Oregon man died at Yellowstone in June when he walked off the boardwalk at Norris Geyser Basin, slipped and fell into a hot spring.
Earlier that month a 13-year-old boy was burned when his father, who had been carrying him, slipped into a different spring.