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Date: March 5, 2013
Contact: Shannan Marcak, 928-638-7958

Grand Canyon, Ariz. - At approximately 3:15 p.m. on Monday, March 4, the Grand Canyon Regional Communications Center received notification from the Arizona Department of Public Safety that a man might be on his way to the park with the intent of harming himself. 

With no information available to narrow the search, rangers began looking for the man or his vehicle throughout the South Rim - from Hermits Rest, through Grand Canyon Village and out to Desert View. 

At approximately 5:30 p.m., rangers spotted what appeared to be a body located approximately 400 feet below the rim a few miles east of Duck on a Rock on Desert View Drive. The body was recovered, carried up to the rim and transferred to the Coconino County Medical Examiner. 

The identity of the victim is being withheld pending positive identification and notification of next of kin. No additional information is available at this time. 

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

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