On Thursday, a person from Hong Kong was taking photos at an overlook of the Grand Canyon when he slipped and fell, in accordance with a spokesman for Grand Canyon West.
A helicopter search started instantly, and a restoration operation is ongoing, in accordance with David Leibowitz, a spokesman for the Eagle Level statement space, who added the person apparently was taking a selfie.
The person was in his late 50s and was a part of a tour group visiting the Eagle Level statement space at Grand Canyon West, in accordance with Leibowitz, and he was about 100 yards from the Skywalk.
Skywalk is a horseshoe-shaped glass platform 4,000 ft over the canyon. The Skywalk has glass balustrades and is designed for the security of holiday makers who need distinctive pictures of the canyon.
Grand Canyon West is owned and operated by the Hualapai Tribe, in accordance with its web site. Eagle Level and close by Skywalk have been closed after the person fell, Leibowitz stated, however Skywalk has since reopened.
“The ideas and prayers of each Grand Canyon West worker stay with the family members of this particular person and the members of the tour group,” the vacationer vacation spot stated in a press release.
This was the second loss of life on the Grand Canyon this week.
On Tuesday, in accordance with a press release by the Nationwide Park Service (NPS), rangers and particular brokers responded to a fatality of a customer close to the South Rim of the Grand Canyon.
Vanessa Ceja-Cervantes, a spokeswoman for the park, stated that particular person didn’t fall over the rim. She stated the sufferer was a international nationwide and that the physique was present in a forested space south of the South Rim Village space of the park.
The assertion stated that the NPS and the Coconino County Medical Examiner are conducting an investigation.
“On common, there about 12 fatalities within the park per 12 months, however a small share of these are from deadly falls,” stated Ceja-Cervantes. “The causes of these deaths vary from warmth, to drowning, to medical points and extra. Excessive elevation performs a task in among the fatalities.”
CNN’s Paul Vercammen contributed to this report.