Third person dead in 3 weeks in Grand Canyon Park area

A third person has died at the Grand Canyon in an accidental fall.

On Wednesday, April 3, 2019 at approximately 11:30 a.m., Grand Canyon National Park rangers responded to a call reporting that someone had fallen over the canyon rim east of Yavapai Geology Museum.

According to Park officials, responding rangers located the body of a 67-year-old man approximately 400 ft below the rim. The park’s helicopter and technical rescue team were able to recover the body.

Yavapai Geology Museum is located on the South Rim in Grand Canyon Village. At this time the area is open and accessible to visitors.

An investigation into the incident is being conducted by the National Park Service and the Coconino County Medical Examiner.

Two people died in the Grand Canyon area in March in separate incidents. One man stumbled over the edge of the rim while trying to take pictures at Grand Canyon West, another died on the Hualapai reservation just outside the boundaries of the Park.