Man plunges 122 metres to death at Grand Canyon

A man has plunged to his death off the South Rim at Grand Canyon National Park. Photo: Getty

A 29-year-old man accidentally fell about 120 metres to his death while visiting the South Rim at Grand Canyon National Park in Arizona.
Juan Carreras-Soto, of Las Vegas, was visiting with his family when he was reported to have tumbled off the edge of a rim trail east of Mather Point, said park spokeswoman Kirby-Lynn Shedlowski.
His body was recovered by a park helicopter.

Park officials were notified of the incident yesterday but suspended any recovery operations until this morning because of the rugged terrain, the time of day and over safety concerns.
The National Park Service and the Coconino Medical Examiner are investigating the death, but officials said it has initially been ruled accidental.
This is the second confirmed fatality at the sprawling park this year. In February, a 73-year-old man from New London, Minnesota, went into cardiac arrest and died while on a day hike.
The crimson-hued canyon ranks as one of the world's most popular outdoor tourist venues, attracting more than 4.7 million visitors in 2014.
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