A MAN has fallen to his death at the Grand Canyon, marking the third confirmed death at the scenic national park this year.
Although search and rescue teams tried to reach the man, he died of his injuries after the horrific fall from 4,000 feet.
The investigation into the man’s death on June 5 is ongoing, but he is one of hundreds who have died in America’s most dangerous national park.
The Mohave County Sheriff’s Office released a statement that read: “The technical rope rescue team responded to the Grand Canyon West Sky Walk for a 33-year-old man who fell over the ledge on the Sky Walk into the canyon.”
“Two short-range technicians were on the scene with a Kingman DPS Ranger helicopter and determined the man was deceased.”
He is believed to have fallen from the Sky Walk Horseshoe attraction, which juts out over the canyon and the Colorado River below.
Police provided a link to the National Suicide Prevention Hotline.
A freedom of information request revealed that the park has the highest number of missing persons in the country.
At least six people have died and more than 50 have disappeared in the park in the past five years.
The leading causes of death in the Grand Canyon are heatstroke, lightning, drowning, suicide, and accidental falls.
A hiker fell to her death from 20 feet on the sixth day of a boat trip down the Colorado River last year.
The fatal accident happened near the campsite where Osswald stayed during a multi-day hiking and boating tour.
After the fall, von Osswald’s companions tried to revive her, but she didn’t respond, they say Republic of Arizona.
First responders arrived at the scene Monday night and Osswald was pronounced dead.
In 2019, a tourist at the Grand Canyon fell to his death after getting too close to the rim while taking a picture.
According to Grand Canyon West spokesman David Leibowitz, the man’s body was recovered by helicopter, with the area temporarily closed.
The Grand Canyon is one of the most popular tourist destinations in the United States, attracting nearly 6.4 million visitors last year.
Due to the extreme temperatures, hikers are advised not to venture into the gorge between 10am and 4pm.