70-year old woman dies in Grand Canyon fall, 5th fatal incident this year

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GRAND CANYON, Arizona, April 23 (Gephardt Daily/UPI) — A 70-year-old woman fell to her death at the Grand Canyon’s South Rim on Tuesday, park officials announced.

Park rangers responded to reports of a person needing help near Pipe Creek Vista at about 1 p.m.

A technical rescue team used a helicopter to locate the woman’s which had fallen 200 feet below the rim.

The body was recovered by a team of about 15 people and the woman’s name wasn’t immediately released as officials waited to notify her family.

Tuesday’s death was the fifth inside the park this year and the second involving a fall from the South Rim.

On April 5, a 67-year-old man died after falling 400 feet from the South Rim and two people died at the national park in a span of two days in March.

One tourist died after falling from the rim of Eagle Point and the other died in an unspecified incident.


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