Maria A. Salgado Lopez, 59, of Scottsdale, Arizona, was mountaineering off path yesterday and taking pictures along with her household when she by chance fell from the canyon’s rim, in response to a Nationwide Park Service press launch.
She and her household have been mountaineering in an space west of Mather Level alongside the canyon’s South Rim, officers mentioned.
“An investigation into the incident is being carried out by the Nationwide Park Service and the Coconino County Medical Examiner’s Workplace,” the park service mentioned in an announcement.
The park, which had practically six million guests final yr, is urging all guests to remain on designated trails and walkways and maintain a protected distance from the sting of the rim.
The South Rim customer centre is positioned simply south of Mather Level, which is without doubt one of the canyon’s hottest overlooks and provides spectacular views, particularly at sundown.
Final yr, no less than two individuals died after falling over the sting of the Grand Canyon.
One in all them, a person in his late 50s, was apparently taking a selfie when he slipped and fell, a spokesman for the Eagle Level commentary space at Grand Canyon West instructed CNN on the time.