Two people have died at the Grand Canyon in separate incidents this week. One man fell over the edge of the rim while trying to take pictures, officials told the Associated Press.
On Thursday, a man from Hong Kong was taking pictures at an overlook when he slipped and fell. A helicopter search began immediately, and a recovery operation is ongoing. The man was in his late 50s and was part of a tour group visiting the Eagle Point observation area at Grand Canyon West. This was the second death at the Grand Canyon this week. On Tuesday, rangers and special agents responded to a fatality of a visitor near the South Rim of the Grand Canyon. The details of the death were not made immediately clear, but the Coconino County Medical Examiner is conducting an investigation.