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Fall from North Rim of Grand Canyon results in fatality

Grand Canyon National Park

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Grand Canyon, AZ – A sixteen year-old boy fell approximately 100 feet from a point at the south end of the Walhalla Glades Overlook on the North Rim of Grand Canyon National Park sometime around noon today. His family called from their vehicle on the North Rim to report the incident. The call was routed from an On-Star Processing Center into the Grand Canyon Regional Dispatch Center located on the South Rim of Grand Canyon National Park. National Park Service Search and Rescue Rangers were dispatched to the scene where rangers confirmed the young man had died from injuries suffered in the fall. Park rangers are currently in the process of conducting a recovery effort from below the rim.
The body will be flown to the South Rim of Grand Canyon National Park and then transported to the Coconino County Medical Examiner’s Office in Flagstaff, Arizona.
A Family Liaison Officer from the National Park Service is providing support services to the family.
No further details are currently available. An accident investigation will be conducted by the National Park Service.
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