Woman Who Fell from Grandview Trail Identified
Contact: Shannan Marcak, 928-638-7958
Grand Canyon, Ariz. - A woman who died in a fall from the South Rim's Grandview Trail in Grand Canyon National Park has been identified as 68-year old Rosa Torres Rios of Nogales, Arizona.
On July, 19 at approximately, 1:20 p.m., the Grand Canyon Regional Communications Center received a report that a woman had fallen over the edge at Grandview Point and that she was not responding to people calling down to her. Upon arriving at the scene, emergency responders determined that Rios had actually fallen from the Grandview Trail which departs from Grandview Point. Rios was found approximately 300 feet below where she fell with no pulse. Rescue personnel attempted CPR; however, their life-saving efforts proved unsuccessful.
An investigation into the incident is being conducted by the National Park Service in cooperation with the Coconino County Medical Examiner.
No additional information is available at this time.
Did You Know?
From Yavapai Point on the South Rim of the Grand Canyon, the drop to the Colorado River below is 4,600 feet (1,400 m). The elevation at river level is 2,450 feet (750 m) above sea level. Without the Colorado River, a perennial river in a desert environment, the Grand Canyon would not exist.