Visitors viewing the canyon from Yavapai Point on the South Rim of Grand Canyon National Park. (NPS photo by Michael Quinn)
Arizona

Second Visitor Dies at Grand Canyon

Visitors viewing the canyon from Yavapai Point on the South Rim of Grand Canyon National Park. (NPS photo by Michael Quinn)

Grand Canyon, AZ- The Grand Canyon National Park announced another accidental death — that’s the second one this year.

According to the Grand Canyon National Park, rangers responded to a call at 1:05 p.m. April 23 reporting that a person needed help at rocky point west of Pipe Creek Vista.

Before a rescue effort could be undertaken, the person fell. Responding rangers used the park helicopter and a technical team to locate the body of a 70-year old female. The woman was about 200 feet below the rim. The park’s helicopter and rescue team, a total of about 15 people, were able to recover the body later in the afternoon.

The name of the victim is not being released yet. They will be notifying the next of kin. No additional information is available at this time.

Park staff encourages all visitors to have a safe visit by staying on designated trails and walkways, always keeping a safe distance from the edge of the rim and staying behind railings and fences at overlooks.

Source: National Park Service