Asian tourist dies in fall while taking photos at Grand Canyon

Grand Canyon

A Hong Kong national lurched to his death on Thursday after slipping over a ledge while taking photographs at a Grand Canyon lookout, a tour operator recalled.

The tourist who was believed to be in the age range of 50 was taking photographs of the scene during a mid-morning stop at the Eagle Point overlook on land owned by the Hualapai tribe when he slipped and fell, stated David Leibowitz, spokesman for Grand Canyon West, a company that operates attractions in the area.

The tourist is assumed dead and rescuers were trying to recover the body late on Thursday afternoon, Leibowitz added.

The tourist’s name was not immediately disclosed.

The man was part of a tour group visiting Grand Canyon West, a famous area that includes the horseshoe-shaped, glass Skywalk that juts out from the canyon wall and offers a look into the canyon some 4,000 feet below. It is west of the Grand Canyon National Park.

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