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GRAND CANYON NATIONAL PARK, Ariz. (AP) — Authorities say another visitor has died after falling from the edge of the Grand Canyon.
Park rangers found the body of a 70-year-old woman about 200 feet (61 meters) below the canyon’s South Rim on Tuesday.
Rangers responded to a call about a person needing help at a rocky point west of a popular overlook called Pipe Creek Vista. Before a rescue effort could be undertaken, the woman fell.
The park’s helicopter and rescue team recovered her body.
The National Park Service and the Coconino County medical examiner will investigate.
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Officials say it’s the second death this year of someone falling over the edge at Grand Canyon National Park. A tourist also fell to his death on a Native American reservation outside the park.
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