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Over the Edge Incident a Confirmed Fatality at South Rim of Grand Canyon National Park

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avatar Over the Edge Incident at South Rim of Grand Canyon National Park
May 01, 2015 01:35PM
Grand Canyon, Ariz.,On Thursday, April 30 at approximately 4:20 p.m. the Grand Canyon Regional Communications Center received a report of a man who had fallen from the edge of the rim trail east of Mather Point.

Responding units included Park Rangers, Technical Search and Rescue Team, and the park helicopter. A hasty search over the edge was unable to locate the individual. The park helicopter was able to locate the man approximately 400 feet below the rim. Due to terrain, time of day and safety concerns recovery operations have suspended for the day and will resume in the morning.

An investigation into the incident is being conducted by the National Park Service. No further information is available at this time.
avatar Over the Edge Incident a Confirmed Fatality at South Rim of Grand Canyon National Park
May 02, 2015 02:15PM
Grand Canyon, Ariz.,The National Park Service is able to confirm that yesterday's over the edge incident resulted in a fatality. Earlier today the body of the victim was recovered by short haul operation utilizing the park helicopter. The victim has been identified as Juan Carreras-Soto, 29 years of age from Las Vegas, NV. Mr. Carreras-Soto was visiting the park with family. The fall has been ruled accidental;however the incident is still under investigation.

On Thursday, April 30 at approximately 4:20 p.m. the Grand Canyon Regional Communications Center received a report of a man who had fallen from the edge of the rim trail east of Mather Point. A hasty search over the edge was unable to locate the individual. The park helicopter was able to locate the man approximately 400 feet below the rim. Due to terrain, time of day and safety concerns recovery operations were suspended until this morning.

An investigation into the incident is being conducted by the National Park Service in coordination with the Coconino County Medical Examiner. No further information is available at this time.
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