Over the Edge Incident at South Rim of Grand Canyon National Park

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Date: April 30, 2015
Contact: Kirby-Lynn Shedlowski, 928-638-7958

Grand Canyon, Ariz.,On Thursday, April 30 at approximately 4:20 p.m. the Grand Canyon Regional Communications Center received a report of a man who had fallen from the edge of the rim trail east of Mather Point.

Responding units included Park Rangers, Technical Search and Rescue Team, and the park helicopter. A hasty search over the edge was unable to locate the individual. The park helicopter was able to locate the man approximately 400 feet below the rim. Due to terrain, time of day and safety concerns recovery operations have suspended for the day and will resume in the morning.

An investigation into the incident is being conducted by the National Park Service. No further information is available at this time.



Last updated: April 30, 2015

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