Grand Canyon tourist falls hundreds of feet while taking photo

Corrections & Clarifications: A previous version of this article misstated the distance of the man’s fall.

PHOENIX – An international tourist is presumed dead after he fell hundreds of feet into the Grand Canyon while trying to take photos Thursday, according to David Leibowitz, a spokesman for Grand Canyon West. 

Leibowitz said a tour group from Hong Kong was visiting the Grand Canyon, and many of the tourists were taking photos very close to the rim of the canyon.

While attempting to snap a photo at Eagle Point, adjacent to the popular Skywalk attraction, a 50-year-old man from the group accidentally fell off the rim and into the canyon.

According to Leibowitz, a helicopter search located the man’s body at the bottom of the canyon. His body will be transported by helicopter to the nearest hospital. 

 

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