Tourist plunges 1,000 feet to his death while taking photos at Grand Canyon
A tourist plunged 1,000 feet to his death while taking photos at the Grand Canyon.
The BBC reported that authorities used a helicopter to recover the Hong Kong man’s body about 1,000 feet below the rim.
The man was part of a tour group and fell at Eagle Point near Skywalk, a glass bridge that extends out from the canyon wall.
The victim, who has not been named, stumbled over a ledge on Thursday, according to David Leibowitz a spokesperson for Grand Canyon West, a tourist company.
About a dozen people are reported to die every year at the attraction, which is one of the most popular tourist destinations in the country, according to the BBC.