The body of a Scottsdale woman, Maria A. Salgado Lopez, has been recovered by Grand Canyon National Park rangers. Her fall from a cliff is under investigation by the National Park Service and the Coconino County Medical Examiner’s Office.
According to Park officials, on Friday, July 3 at approximately 12:35 p.m., the Grand Canyon Regional Communications Center received a report of a visitor who fell from the rim west of Mather Point.
Ms. Salgado Lopez, age 59, fell approximately 100 ft. below the rim.
Ms. Salgado Lopez had been hiking off trail and taking photographs with family when she accidentally stepped off the edge, according to officials.