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SCOTTSDALE - A man who died after falling 250 feet into the Grand Canyon from an overlook has been identified as a Scottsdale resident.
Grand Canyon National Park spokeswoman Shannan Marcak says 47-year-old Michael S. Wilson fell into the first overlook at Desert View Drive on the canyon's South Rim around 4:15 p.m. Monday.
Rescue personnel hiked down to Wilson, but determined that he has died as a result of the fall. Marcak says the body was recovered via helicopter.
The National Park Service is investigating the death.
In August, a 62-year-old man died after plunging 70 feet into the Grand Canyon. Last year, Marcak says 11 people died at the canyon, though not all fatalities were from falls.