Grand Canyon Rangers Respond to Over the Edge Call at Mather Point

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Date: July 6, 2016
Contact: Emily Davis, 928-638-7609

Grand Canyon, Ariz. –On Monday, June 27 at approximately 4:45 pm, the Grand Canyon Regional Communications Center received a call reporting a visitor over the edge at Mather Point.

Park rangers responded and located a body several hundred feet below the point. The park service helicopter and a technical rescue team also responded. The victim has been identified as 23-year-old Jamison Whittaker of Irvine, CA.

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.



Last updated: July 6, 2016

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