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Man Dies in Fall from South Rim of Grand Canyon

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Date: May 22, 2012
Contact: Shannan Marcak, 928-638-7958

Grand Canyon, Ariz. - On Tuesday, May 22, 2012, at approximately 12:20 p.m., the Grand Canyon Regional Communications Center received a visitor report of a man over the edge at Pipe Creek Vista located about one mile west of the junction of Desert View Drive and South Entrance Road.

Upon arriving at the scene, witnesses reported that they had seen a man fall over the edge. Unable to see anything from the rim, rangers rappelled over the edge and began finding evidence of a fall. At approximately 600 feet below the rim, rangers found a deceased male.

Using a mechanical advantage system, the body is being lifted to the rim by rope. It will then be transferred to the Coconino County Medical Examiner.

The name of the deceased is being withheld pending positive identification and notification of next of kin.

An investigation into the incident is being conducted by the National Park Service in cooperation with the Coconino County Medical Examiner.

-NPS-

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