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Fatal fall at Horseshoe Bend
On Saturday, July 24, National Park Service Rangers, responding to a report of a man falling from a cliff at the Horseshoe Bend Overlook, located the body of a 20-year old male at the base of the cliff near the Colorado River. The victim was identified as a Greek national who was traveling with a small tour group.
Park rangers and a Classic Lifeguard helicopter responded to the scene and determined the man fell approximately 600 feet and was deceased. With assistance from the National Park Service helicopter from Grand Canyon National Park, park rangers and Coconino County deputies recovered the body from the base of the cliff and transported it to the overlook parking lot where it was transferred to the Coconino County Medical Examiner.
Glen Canyon National Recreation Area Interagency Dispatch received the report at approximately 11:25 a.m. on Saturday, July 24. The Horseshoe Bend Overlook was closed to visitors during the recovery operation.
The Coconino County Sheriff’s Office is conducting an investigation of the incident in coordination with the National Park Service. No additional information is available at this time.