On Friday, The Washington Post reported that three people have died visiting national parks over the course President Donald Trump’s shutdown, that has entered its second week.
Most of the federal workforce for the parks were furloughed when the shutdown started. Out of the three deaths, one includes a teenage girl.
“A 14-year old girl fell 700 feet to her death at the Horseshoe Bend Overlook, part of the Glen Canyon Recreation Area in Arizona. The following day, Christmas, a man died at Yosemite National Park in California after suffering a head injury from a fall. On Dec. 27, a woman was killed by a falling tree at Great Smoky Mountains National Park, which straddles the borders of North Carolina and Tennessee,” the report said.
Trump’s administration has failed to close national parks despite the deadly risk of keeping them open.
Read the full report here.