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Authorities regain the body of dead tourist who fell into the Grand Canyon while taking pictures



The body of a tourist from Hong Kong who died after falling over the edge of the Grand Canyon while taking pictures was restored Thursday.

A helicopter lifted the man from a location 1

000 meters below a popular tourist destination on Hualapai reservation in northwestern Arizona, says David Leibowitz, a spokesman for Grand Canyon West. The deceased man's name was not released.

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The man, who was listed in the 50s, was part of a tour group at Eagle Point, an area known for Skywalk , the horseshoe-shaped glass bridge protruding from the canyon wall. The rim has some wires but no barrier between tourists and the edge.

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Leibowitz said the man took pictures on Thursday morning when he stumbled and fell. The area was closed for the day and his body was expected to be taken to the medical examiner's office.

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Hong Kong's public transmitter RTHK reported that the man is from Macau, located west of Hong Kong, and was in the United States on a seven-day west coast tour.

His death is the second confirmed by the park's officials this week. On Tuesday, a body was found in a forest area south of Grand Canyon Village. The authorities worked to identify the person, who is also considered foreigner.

The Associated Press contributed to this report.


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