Man Falls to Death at Grand Canyon Skywalk
(CNN) — A tragic incident occurred at the Grand Canyon when a 33-year-old man fell off the Grand Canyon West Skywalk, a popular tourist attraction, according to Arizona authorities.
The Mohave County Sheriff’s Office of Search and Rescue revealed on Facebook that the man plummeted into the canyon after falling over the edge of the 4,000-foot walkway.
Rescue Operation Launched
On June 5, a specialized rope rescue team swiftly responded to the Skywalk after receiving a distress call about someone falling over the edge. The horseshoe-shaped glass bridge, which stands 70 feet above the canyon rim, became the center of attention.
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Two rope specialists from the Kingman Public Safety Department were dispatched to the scene via a rescue helicopter. Tragically, they confirmed the man’s death upon arrival. The Mohave County Sheriff’s Office is currently conducting an investigation into the incident.
The man’s body was later transferred to the Hualapai Nation, a federally recognized Indian tribe situated in northwestern Arizona.
About the Grand Canyon Skywalk
The Skywalk, managed by the Hualapai tribe, is located on the west side of the Grand Canyon, just outside of Grand Canyon National Park. Since its opening in 2007, it has attracted over 10 million visitors, as reported by the Grand Canyon West website.
CNN reached out to the Mohave County Sheriff’s Office and the Hualapai Nation Police Department for comment but did not receive an immediate response.