Grand Canyon tourist found dead in wooded area

Tourist plunges 1,000 feet to his death while taking

Tourist plunges 1,000 feet to his death while taking

A tourist trying to get the flawless photo stumbled over the rim of the Grand Canyon and fell to his death, authorities say.

The incident took place on Thursday morning local time at Eagle Point, a popular tourist destination, during the second day of the tour.

The man was part of a tour group visiting Grand Canyon West, a popular area that includes the horseshoe-shaped, glass Skywalk that juts out from the canyon wall and offers a look into the canyon some 4,000 feet below.

The man's body was retrieved via helicopter from about 305 metres below the rim on Thursday afternoon at Grand Canyon West, according to Associated Press. The fall happened Thursday, March 28, 2019, morning on the Hualapai Tribe's reservation outside the boundaries of Grand Canyon National Park.

Eagle Point in the Grand Canyon is shown from near the Grand Canyon Skywalk June 12, 2009 in Grand Canyon West, Arizona.

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The letter from the police demanded, "immediate payment of the $130,106.15 expended on overtime hours in the investigation of this matter".

On Tuesday, a body was found in a wooded area south of Grand Canyon Village.

The person's relatives haven't been notified, and the cause of death is unclear, park spokeswoman Vanessa Ceja-Cervantes said.

Grand Canyon West is owned and operated by the Hualapai Tribe, according to its website. The area was closed for the day and his body was expected to be taken to the medical examiner's office.

The Grand Canyon is one of the most popular tourist destinations in the US, drawing almost 6.4 million visitors previous year.

"The thoughts and prayers of every Grand Canyon West employee remain with the loved ones of this individual and the members of the tour group", the tourist destination said in a statement. He says a man in his 50s from Hong Kong fell and slipped at Eagle Point while trying to take photographs.

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