Grand Canyon visitor falls to death, body found 200 feet below park’s North Rim

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A man visiting Grand Canyon National Park in Arizona died on Friday after falling off a ledge on the North Rim, officials said.

The 44-year-old man was off the trail when he accidentally slipped around 3:30 p.m. from the rim west of the Bright Angel Point Trail, the National Park Service said in a news release on Saturday.

Park rangers responded and found the man’s body about 200 feet below the rim.

Officials did not immediately release the man’s identity.

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Park rangers found the man's body about 200 feet below the Grand Canyon's North Rim after he fell off a ledge on Friday.

Park rangers found the man's body about 200 feet below the Grand Canyon's North Rim after he fell off a ledge on Friday.
(National Park Service / B. Derr)

The National Park Service and the Coconino County Medical Examiner's Office are investigating.

At least five people, including the 44-year-old man, have died this year in Grand Canyon National Park.

In June, a 41-year-old Canadian woman died as she was hiking out of the Grand Canyon on the Bright Angel Trail above Three-Mile Resthouse in temperatures as high as 104 degrees.

In April, a Utah woman on a private boating trip died after falling about 20 feet near Ledges Camp along the Colorado River.

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Park officials have advised visitors to be prepared for the heat and to stay on designated trails and walkways.

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