Grand Canyon visitor suffers 200-foot fall

Officials with the park say that the 44-year-old man was off the path when he fell from the canyon edge.

ARIZONA, USA — Grand Canyon National Park rangers have recovered the physique of a 44-year-old man who fell to his dying from the canyon rim on Friday afternoon.

Around 3:30 p.m., park rangers obtained the decision {that a} visitor had fallen from the rim to the west of the Bright Angel Point Trail.

Rangers discovered that the person had fallen roughly 200 ft from the path, and mentioned that he was off-trail when he by accident fell.

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Currently, the National Park Service is investigating the fall alongside the Coconino County Medical Examiner’s Office. 

While particulars are scarce at the moment, park officers did say that the fall was unintended.

Rangers encourage guests to remain conscious of their environment and hold the next in thoughts:

  • Stay on designated trails and walkways and all the time hold a protected distance of a minimum of six ft (2 m) from the sting of the rim.
  • In areas the place there’s a railing or fence, don’t climb over the barrier.
  • Keep a watch on all of the individuals in your group, particularly young children. Make positive that your journey companions have each ft firmly planted on pavement or developed trails.
  • Know the place the sting is. Watch foot placement and search for journey hazards.
  • Do not run, leap, or carry out bodily stunts close to the rim.
  • Do not again up with out first trying the place you’re going. 

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