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A 70-year-old woman falls to the death in the Grand Canyon National Park



A tourist died at Grand Canyon National Park on Tuesday and became the second person to do so this year, according to the authorities.

Park rangers received a phone call on Tuesday afternoon asking someone for help on the South Rim, but when the help arrived, the person had dropped out, according to a National Park Service press release.

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A rescue team of about 1

5 people used the park's helicopter to locate the body of a 70-year-old woman 200 meters below the edge will not be released until their relatives have been informed, according to the National Park Service.

It is not clear how the woman fell.

  PHOTO: This file shows on October 22, 2012 a view from the southern edge of the Grand Canyon National Park in Arizona.
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A 67-year-old man crashed about 400 meters from the southern edge and died on April 3.

A Hong Kong tourist died on March 28 in the ravine of the Hualapai Reserve on the edge of the park. He took a picture then, the government said.

"Park staffs encourage all visitors to make a safe visit by staying on designated trails and sidewalks, always keeping a safe distance from the edge of the edge and staying behind guard rails and fences at lookout points," said the National Park Service statement Tuesday.


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