Park dispatch received a report that a 25-year-old visitor from France had fallen from the Grandview Trail on the South Rim on the evening of September 3rd. Arriving rangers were unable to spot the man due to darkness, but he was able to respond to their calls and questions. Rescue personnel rappelled down to the man, who had fallen about 200 feet, and treated his injuries. Due to technical difficulties associated with his location, it proved necessary to raise him almost 400 feet to the rim via a rope-and-pulley haul system. He was then transported via ambulance to the park helibase, where he was picked up by a Guardian Medical Transport air ambulance and flown to Flagstaff Medical Center. Approximately 22 people participated in the rescue, including park rangers, rescue personnel, members of the park’s trail crew, and Xanterra South Rim fire and security personnel. Investigators have determined that the man was off-trail at the time of his accident.