Sunday’s authorities initiated a’ body recovery effort’ for a guy who climbed the Grand Canyon Skywalk across a security barrier and fell over 500 feet into the Canyon Floor.
At about 04:30 p.m., the 28-year-old visitor saw from the horseshoe-shaped glass passage that stretches 70 feet across the canyon.
The walkway, a famous tourist destination since it was opened in 2007, is located on the Hualapai reserve just outside Grand Canyon National Park.
The identity of the man was not published, and officials did not explain why they think he was climbing the railing. The pathway overlooks the Colorado River, is 500 to 800 meters above the canyon ground.
He is one of several individuals who died this year in the famous national park.
Earlier this month, while skiing, a British tourist was murdered together with an instructor when the two made a’ hard landing,’ some fifteen minutes outside the canyon’s South Rim.
A female dropped to her death in April when she dropped 200 feet, a few weeks after a sixty-seven-year-old person had fatally fallen 400 feet.
On March 28, a Chinese tourist dropped and was killed at the West Eagle Point of Grand Canyon in an attempt to take a picture.
Although many of these fatalities are due to accidental drops, the Colorado River can also be overheated and drowned.
In 2018, an Illinois guy died on the South Rim of the Grand Canyon 500 feet. The person jumped across a railway and, according to several tourists to the park, missed a landing place to which he was going to jump.
In April this year, an elderly woman dropped to her death at the canyon, 200 feet falling in what the police considered an accident. This occurred not long after a Hong Kong tourist fatally collapsed at the West Eagle Point in the Grand Canyon while attempting to take a picture.
The National Park Service aims to guarantee the security of visitors to Grand Canyon by recommending that tourists “maintain a secure distance if they’re at least six meters from the border,” and by discouraging running or jumping close the border. They also restrict the passage of obstacles, although this rule is often overlooked.