Third Tourist Falls to Death at Grand Canyon in 8 Days

source: ABC News

A tourist fell to his death in Grand Canyon National Park on Wednesday morning, officials said, the third person to die at the canyon in the past eight days.

The 67-year-old man fell about 400 feet from the canyon’s South Rim, east of the Yavapai Geology Museum, just before noon, according to the National Park Service. Authorities did not say how the man fell.

As my Grand Dad used to say……..

It ain’t the fall that kills ya……It’s that sudden stop at the end.

“Grand Canyon National Park staff encourages all visitors to have a safe visit by staying on designated trails and walkways, always keeping a safe distance from the edge of the rim and staying behind railings and fences at overlooks.”

Grand Canyon National Park News Release

Calamity Jane