Man dies after falling at South Rim of Grand CanyonPosted: Updated:
GRAND CANYON, Ariz. -- A man died after falling about 600 feet from the South Rim of the Grand Canyon Tuesday.
Grand Canyon Regional Communication Center received a report from a visitor around 12:20 p.m., that a man went over the edge at Pipe Creek Vista., according to Shannan Marcak with the Grand Canyon National Park.
That's about one mile west of the Junction of Desert View Drive and South Entrance Road.
When crews arrived on scene, they were unable to see anyone from the rim. Rangers then rappelled over the edge, and saw evidence of a fall.
At approximately 600 feet below the rim, rangers found a deceased male.
Using a mechanical advantage system, rangers lifted the body.
The name of the deceased has not been released, pending positive identification and notification of next of kin.
An investigation into the incident is being conducted by the National Park Service in cooperation with the Coconino County Medical Examiner.