California girl, 14, dies after accidentally falling 700ft from Arizona's scenic Horseshoe Bend overlook - seven months after man, 33, died in the same popular selfie spot

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Authorities say a California girl visiting an Arizona landmark has died from what appears to be an accidental fall.
Coconino County sheriff's officials said Wednesday that the body of the 14-year-old girl was found about 700 feet below Horseshoe Bend overlook.
She has not yet been named. 
The girl's family reported her missing from the overlook Monday afternoon around 4pm, and an Arizona Department of Public Safety helicopter later spotted her body.
Coconino County sheriff's officials said Wednesday that the body of the 14-year-old girl was found about 700 feet (213 meters) below Horseshoe Bend overlook
Coconino County sheriff's officials said Wednesday that the body of the 14-year-old girl was found about 700 feet (213 meters) below Horseshoe Bend overlook
Authorities weren't able to recover it until Tuesday morning.
The girl's body was taken to the Coconino County Medical Examiner's Office in Flagstaff, according to the Arizona Daily Sun.  
Sheriff's deputies say the teen was visiting from the San Jose, California, area. 
They believe the fall was an accident but are still investigating.
The girl's family reported her missing from the overlook Monday afternoon, and an Arizona Department of Public Safety helicopter later spotted her body
The girl's family reported her missing from the overlook Monday afternoon, and an Arizona Department of Public Safety helicopter later spotted her body
In May, 33-year-old Zachary Luke Wallace fell around 800ft to his death from the overlook
In May, 33-year-old Zachary Luke Wallace fell around 800ft to his death from the overlook
The girl was last seen in the area of Page on the Horseshoe Bend Overlook, KTARreports. 
The popular tourist destination gives a view of a horseshoe-shaped span of the Colorado River flowing below red cliffs near the Arizona-Utah border. There are no barriers.
It is a go-to destination for photos and selfies but also has a history for being a place for such accidents. 
The natural landmark gives a view of a horseshoe-shaped span of the Colorado River flowing below red cliffs near the Arizona-Utah border. There are no barriers
The popular attraction is a go-to destination for photos and selfies(stock)
The popular attraction is a go-to destination for photos and selfies(stock)
In May, 33-year-old Zachary Luke Wallace fell around 800ft to his death from the overlook. 
The man's brother told the National Park Service that he saw his brother slip over the edge at approximately 3.30pm on May 7, according to AZ Central.
A Greek tourist fell in 2010. 
Last year, the National Park Service announced that it planned to start building rails along the view in November. 
Plans to continue with that project were discussed in June.
Tourism has increased in the area as 1.5million visitors went to the bend in 2017. This year, that number is expected to reach 2million. 

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