Arizona Department of Public Safety Ranger helicopter responded to the Grand Canyon West Skywalk. (Photo courtesy of Mohave County Sheriff's Office Search and Rescue)
Mohave County

MOHAVE COUNTY SHERIFF’S OFFICE SEARCH AND RESCUE TEAM ASSISTS WITH GRAND CANYON FATALITY

Arizona Department of Public Safety Ranger helicopter responded to the Grand Canyon West Skywalk. (Photo courtesy of Mohave County Sheriff’s Office Search and Rescue)

MOHAVE COUNTY — Details are slim, but the Mohave County Sheriff’s Office Search and Rescue team has recovered the body of a man who died after falling over the edge of the Grand Canyon West Skywalk Thursday morning.

According to a MCSO spokesperson, a technical rope rescue team with the assistance of the Arizona Department of Public Safety Ranger helicopter responded to the Grand Canyon West Skywalk for a man who had fallen over the edge of the south rim of the Grand Canyon.

A short-haul technician flew with Ranger to the scene and determined the man was deceased. The body was extracted to a command post and transferred to the custody of the Hualapai Nation for further investigation.

More information will be posted as it becomes available.

Source: Mohave County Sheriff’s Office Search and Rescue