A 70-year-old woman died after falling from the edge of the Grand Canyon, authorities said.
Park rangers found the visitor's body on Tuesday about 200 meters below the ridge's South Rim.
"The name of the victim is not published until the next of kin is informed. No additional information is available at this time, "Park attendant John Quinley said in a statement. "Park staff encourage all visitors to be safe by staying on designated trails and sidewalks, always keeping a safe distance from the edge and staying behind guard rails and fences at lookout points."
The Rangers responded to a call from someone who needed help at a rocky point west of a well-known lookout point called Pipe Creek Vista.
Before a rescue operation could be taken, the woman fell.
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. The National Park Service and the medical examiner in Coconino County will be investigating someone falling over the edge of the Grand Canyon National Park.
A tourist fell to death in a Native American reservation outside the park.
The Associated Press contributed to this report.
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