Tourist Dies Taking Selfie at Grand Canyon

By Anna Breuer on 30 March 2019
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IMG_01573A tourist from Hong Kong who was taking pictures of the Grand Canyon slipped and fell to his death on Thursday.

The incident was the second death at the Grand Canyon this week.

The man was at an overlook when the incident happened and was believed to have been taking a selfie. He was approximately 100 yards (91 meters) from the Skywalk, a 10-foot-wide (3-meter-wide ) horseshoe-shaped glass bridge that extends 70’ (21 m) out over the rim of the Canyon. The Skywalk opened in 2007.

“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 Hualapai tribe, which operates the tourist destination, said in a statement.

The first fatality occurred near the South Rim of the Grand Canyon on Tuesday. A foreign visitor was found in a forested area but his death was not due to a fall.

The Grand Canyon was carved out by the Colorado River in Arizona over many centuries. It is is 277 miles (446 kilometers) long and up to 18 miles (30 kilometers) wide.

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