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Seventy-year-old falls to her death at Grand Canyon

Posted at 9:16 PM, Apr 23, 2019

A 70-year-old woman fell to her death Tuesday at the Grand Canyon.

Park officials say they received a call for help west of the Pipe Creek Vista of the south rim around 1 p.m.

Before rescue crews were able to arrive, the woman fell.

Using the park helicopter and a technical rescue team, rangers found the woman approximately 200 feet below the rim.

The rescue team of about 15 people were eventually able to make it to the woman, but she did not survive the fall.

Her identity has not been released.

Several other deaths have been reported at the park this year, including a person who fell while attempting to take a photo from the rim.

Park staff encourages all visitors to have a safe visit by staying on designated trails and walkways, always keeping a safe distance from the edge of the rim and staying behind railings and fences at overlooks.