Tourist falls 1,000 feet to his death while taking photos at Grand Canyon

Mar 31, 2019

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Tourist falls 1,000 feet to his death while taking photos at Grand Canyon

Mar 31, 2019

Dunja Djudjic

Dunja Djudjic is a multi-talented artist based in Novi Sad, Serbia. With 15 years of experience as a photographer, she specializes in capturing the beauty of nature, travel, and fine art. In addition to her photography, Dunja also expresses her creativity through writing, embroidery, and jewelry making.

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On Thursday morning, a tourist plunged to his death in Grand Canyon while taking photos. The accident happened at Eagle Point near Skywalk, and a helicopter retrieved the man’s body 1,000ft below the rim.

According to BBC, the victim was from Hong Kong and he was a part of a tour group visiting Grand Canyon. He is believed to have been in his 50s, and his name hasn’t been released yet as the cause of death is still being investigated.

David Leibowitz, a spokesperson for the tourist company Grand Canyon West, told CBS News that the incident happened on the Hualapai reservation outside of the national park. It’s reported that the man was taking photos when he stumbled over the edge of the rim at Eagle Point. He fell straight to his death, but Leibowitz stressed that the man didn’t fall from Skywalk.

The Grand Canyon National Park is, without any doubt, one of the most popular tourist destinations in the US. It draws more than 6 million visitors each year, and sadly, there have been accidents.  BBC writes that about a dozen people reportedly die every year only at Eagle Point.

[via BBC]

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6 responses to “Tourist falls 1,000 feet to his death while taking photos at Grand Canyon”

  1. David Ar Lester Avatar
    David Ar Lester

    Places like the Grand Canyon and the Acropolis will have sudden strong wind gusts that could and does may people lose their balance.

  2. Marco Peixoto Avatar
    Marco Peixoto

    Darwin Laws still going strong.

  3. Shannon Baas Avatar
    Shannon Baas

    This is not in the main part of the park but out where the skywalk which is closer to Vegas than the south rim.

  4. Peteris Zālītis Avatar
    Peteris Zālītis

    First I thought he was taking photos while falling, but turns out its just another boring death… who cares?

  5. Chris Avatar
    Chris

    When I visited last year, I asked the security guy if anyone ever fell off the cliff, and he said “not since I started working here.”

    1. Peter Avatar
      Peter

      Did you ask him if he started yesterday?