2-Year-Old Child Dead After Falling From Arizona cliff

Sep 4, 2017

Police and fire officials close off the area around Sedona's Midgley Bridge Saturday following a report of a child who fell down a cliffside from a trail below the bridge.
Credit (VVN/Vyto Starinskas)

Authorities say a 2-year-old child has died after apparently falling down a cliff while hiking in central Arizona.

The Coconino County Sheriff’s Office said the child fell about 60 feet (15 meters) along the popular Midgley Bridge Trail near Sedona Saturday afternoon.

Rescuers found the child dead after rappelling down and recovered the body.

The child hasn’t been identified but authorities say the family was visiting from Omaha, Nebraska.