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Fri Apr 5, 2019, 01:10 PM

Rangers recover the body of the third visitor to die at the Grand Canyon in eight days

Source: CNN

Rangers recover the body of the third visitor to die at the Grand Canyon in eight days

By Madeline Holcombe, CNN
Updated 1506 GMT (2306 HKT) April 5, 2019

(CNN) ó A 67-year-old man died after falling over the edge of the Grand Canyon, bringing the number to three deaths at the popular tourist destination in the past eight days.

The visitor fell Wednesday near the Yavapai Geology Museum, which is on the South Rim in Grand Canyon Village, according to the National Park Service.

Grand Canyon National Park rangers responded and found the man's body about 400 feet below the rim. Helicopter and technical rescue teams recovered the body and park service officials are investigating.

Last week, two people died while visiting the canyon.

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Read more: https://edition.cnn.com/2019/04/05/us/grand-canyon-deaths/index.html

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Eugene Apr 5 OP
democratisphere Apr 5 #1
Lochloosa Apr 5 #2
Firestorm49 Apr 5 #3
Grammy23 Apr 5 #5
malaise Apr 5 #6
snort Apr 5 #4
lpbk2713 Apr 5 #7

Response to Eugene (Original post)

Fri Apr 5, 2019, 01:29 PM

1. The Grand Canyon is very dangerous. What part of keep away from the edge

is so hard to understand?

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Response to Eugene (Original post)

Fri Apr 5, 2019, 01:47 PM

2. DO NOT

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Response to Eugene (Original post)

Fri Apr 5, 2019, 02:11 PM

3. Sorry for the loss......

But, Iíve been there and there is no shortage of signs, placards, etc. warning people not to venture over the fences and near the edge of the rim. Maybe he didnít, but I saw numerous people, mostly younger, doing just that.

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Response to Firestorm49 (Reply #3)

Fri Apr 5, 2019, 04:30 PM

5. Same thing applies to Yellowstone National Park.


Signs, brochures and verbal warnings are used there. People will still stray from the boardwalks to stroll out on the crust near boiling hot pools of water or mud pots. They will approach moose, elk and bison for a better picture or to touch the animal. Even animals in an obvious agitated state have been approached. (Saw that with my own eyes.) I donít know what part of Do Not Feed or Approach the wildlife they fail to understand. I have no idea why a grown person walks out on ground that is impossible to know if it is stable, hot or covering a geyser. But they do it every year, often at their own peril. I guess they could try barbed wire. But theyíd probably still try to climb over it. 😳 👀 😖

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Response to Firestorm49 (Reply #3)

Fri Apr 5, 2019, 05:46 PM

6. But but but

They have to get that special pic

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Response to Eugene (Original post)

Fri Apr 5, 2019, 04:01 PM

4. Bit late for a Darwin case.

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Response to Eugene (Original post)

Fri Apr 5, 2019, 05:55 PM

7. Best seen from a helicopter.




If you can afford it and if you can take as many pix as you want in fifteen minutes.

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