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Two people died after two incidents in a week in the Grand Canyon



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9, 1:14 AM GMT

By Associated Press

GRAND CANYON WEST, Ariz At the Grand Canyon, this week died in separate incidents in which a man overflowed the edge of the island while trying to take photos Rand stumbled.

A helicopter lifted the body of the Hong Kong man on Thursday from a height of 1,000 feet below the edge afternoon in Grand Canyon West, a popular destination in the Hualapai Reserve outside the boundaries of the national park, said the spokesman David Leibowitz. His identity was not published.

The case occurred last Thursday, when not many visitors were in Eagle Point, a secluded place best known for the Skywalk, a horseshoe-shaped glass bridge jutting out of the canyon wall. The edge has some projections and projections, but no barrier between tourists and the edge.

The man in his fifties took pictures when he stumbled and fell, Leibowitz said. Signs at Eagle Point warn the tourists not to approach the edge too close.

The area is closed during the day, said Leibowitz. He extended the tribes' prayers to the man's family.

The Hualapai Reserve covers an approximately 100-mile section of the Grand Canyon on the western edge.

Meanwhile, authorities in Grand Canyon National Park – about 95 miles east – were identifying a person who was considered a foreigner. A body was found Tuesday night in a forest area south of Grand Canyon Village outside the border, the park said.

The relatives of the person were not notified, and the cause of death is unclear, park attendant Vanessa Ceja-Cervantes said. The National Park Service and the medical examination office are investigating the investigation.

Grand Canyon National Park is one of the most popular tourist destinations in the US, attracting nearly 6.4 million visitors last year. The Grand Canyon West in the Hualapai Reserve has about 1 million visitors annually.


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