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Man Falls 500 Feet While Hiking in Grand Canyon
The Associated Press ^ | 09-20-04 2327EDT | The Associated Press

Posted on 09/20/2004 9:46:23 PM PDT by BenLurkin

GRAND CANYON NATIONAL PARK, Ariz. (AP) - A man was found dead after falling from a trail in Grand Canyon National Park and landing about 500 feet below, a park spokeswoman said Monday. Efforts to recover the man's body using a helicopter were hampered by high wind Monday and park spokeswoman Leah McGinnis said an attempt would be made Tuesday.

It was an unclear why the man fell while hiking Saturday, McGinnis said. His wife had been walking in front of him and didn't see him fall.

Authorities didn't release the man's identity because they had not yet positively identified the body Monday.


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1 posted on 09/20/2004 9:46:24 PM PDT by BenLurkin
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To: BenLurkin

MIKE BRADY!!!!


2 posted on 09/20/2004 9:47:49 PM PDT by SteveMcKing
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To: BenLurkin

Happens every year. Just like the headless body someone finds up in the Superstition mountains. Stay away from the Lost Dutchman Gold Mine y'all!!!


3 posted on 09/20/2004 9:50:06 PM PDT by starvingstudent (ask your favorite leftist: "If there is another civil war, who do you think will win?")
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To: BenLurkin

So, how do they know he's dead?


4 posted on 09/20/2004 9:51:53 PM PDT by CindyDawg
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To: BenLurkin

His wife had been walking in front of him and didn't see him fall.


5 posted on 09/20/2004 9:52:11 PM PDT by umgud (speaking strictly as an infidel,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,)
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To: BenLurkin

I wonder what trail he was on?


6 posted on 09/20/2004 9:52:14 PM PDT by Pete
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To: umgud

...When she pushed him...


7 posted on 09/20/2004 9:53:05 PM PDT by null and void (If we took the bones out, it wouldn't be crunchy, would it?)
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To: BenLurkin
There's a whole book on strange deaths in the canyon, some really wild stories....
9 posted on 09/20/2004 9:55:45 PM PDT by Slicksadick (He's French. His hairdresser also grooms poodles. He's a rich woman's pet. That cover's it)
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To: BenLurkin

So who shoved him? A ghost or his wife?


10 posted on 09/20/2004 9:55:57 PM PDT by dc-zoo
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To: BenLurkin

She didn't see him fall.....

She probably didn't hear him yelling on the way down, either. That makes sense, since she was hearing the loud, reverberating CHA-CHING!!! of the insurance money ringing in her ears as she gave him a little nudge.....allegedly.


11 posted on 09/20/2004 9:58:51 PM PDT by edpc
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To: Pete
I wonder what trail he was on?

I wonder that, too. I would hate to think it happened on a "marked" trail specifically for the purpose of public hiking! If it was, we all better be careful when we visit that area!

12 posted on 09/20/2004 10:00:47 PM PDT by Peace Is Coming
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To: hollywood

Ouch.


13 posted on 09/20/2004 10:00:53 PM PDT by Travis McGee (----- www.EnemiesForeignAndDomestic.com -----)
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To: Travis McGee

Sad. There is a stretch just down a bit on the South Kaibab Trail that is very narrow. Otherwise, I can't think of where a half-way alert hiker would fall off.


14 posted on 09/20/2004 10:10:51 PM PDT by hollywood (Stay on topic, please.)
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To: Slicksadick

I heard about a man a few years ago who was on LSD and thought he could fly. He started flapping his arms and stepped off of a cliff into the Grand Canyon.


15 posted on 09/20/2004 10:12:44 PM PDT by rdl6989 (<fontface="Rather Not">)
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To: hollywood

Just a stumble combined with a moment of inattention is all it would take.


16 posted on 09/20/2004 10:18:49 PM PDT by Travis McGee (----- www.EnemiesForeignAndDomestic.com -----)
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To: starvingstudent
You just want all that gold for yourself!
17 posted on 09/20/2004 10:20:55 PM PDT by OSHA (ARRRRRGGGHHH My hugh, stuned beeber has been seriesly douped!)
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To: BenLurkin

I question the timing of this.


18 posted on 09/20/2004 10:22:49 PM PDT by Tredge (Sorry, I regret I said it)
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To: Tredge

Was it Kerry who got pushed off the hill?
Teresa wants her ketchup money back.


19 posted on 09/20/2004 10:54:16 PM PDT by 1FASTGLOCK45
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To: BenLurkin
It was an unclear why the man fell ...

Main Entry: grav·i·ty
Pronunciation: 'gra-v&-tE
Function: noun
Inflected Form(s): plural -ties
Usage: often attributive
Etymology: Middle French or Latin; Middle French gravité, from Latin gravitat-, gravitas, from gravis
1 a : dignity or sobriety of bearing b : IMPORTANCE, SIGNIFICANCE; especially : SERIOUSNESS c : a serious situation or problem
2 : WEIGHT
3 a (1) : the gravitational attraction of the mass of the earth, the moon, or a planet for bodies at or near its surface (2) : a fundamental physical force that is responsible for interactions which occur because of mass between particles, between aggregations of matter (as stars and planets), and between particles (as photons) and aggregations of matter, that is 1039 times weaker than the strong force, and that extends over infinite distances but is dominant over macroscopic distances especially between aggregations of matter -- called also gravitation, gravitational force; compare ELECTROMAGNETISM 2a, STRONG FORCE, WEAK FORCE b : ACCELERATION OF GRAVITY c : SPECIFIC GRAVITY

20 posted on 09/20/2004 10:59:28 PM PDT by spodefly (A bunny-slippered operative in the Vast Right-Wing Pajama Party.)
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To: spodefly

OK, so now we know why he fell. But it wasn't the fall that killed him anyway - the bad part was when he stopped falling.


21 posted on 09/20/2004 11:06:37 PM PDT by Gil4
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To: BenLurkin; dighton; aculeus; general_re; Lijahsbubbe; Constitution Day
It was an unclear why the man fell...

"Could it be... SATAN?"

His wife had been walking in front of him and didn't see him fall.

"How conveeeenient!"

22 posted on 09/20/2004 11:08:22 PM PDT by Thinkin' Gal
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To: Gil4

Deceleration trauma.


23 posted on 09/20/2004 11:08:37 PM PDT by spodefly (A bunny-slippered operative in the Vast Right-Wing Pajama Party.)
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To: rdl6989

We had a guy do that from the top of the barracks (fifth floor) - also tripping on acid - he thought he could fly to the dumpster in the parking lot. The top half of his head made it, anyway.


24 posted on 09/20/2004 11:16:47 PM PDT by datura (Democrat=Communist=America's Enemy Within)
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To: datura

Yuk.


25 posted on 09/20/2004 11:19:35 PM PDT by rdl6989 (Tereza called me as scumbag)
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To: Peace Is Coming
I would hate to think it happened on a "marked" trail specifically for the purpose of public hiking! If it was, we all better be careful when we visit that area!

Unless you are just off the parking lot on the south rim, where they have guard rails in the high traffic areas, pretty much every trail would have unmarked danger spots like this.

26 posted on 09/20/2004 11:30:22 PM PDT by Vince Ferrer
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To: rdl6989

that was Art Linkletter's daughter many years ago and it was a high window.


27 posted on 09/20/2004 11:34:16 PM PDT by wardaddy
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To: BenLurkin

Where's that picture that was posted acouple weeks ago of Kerry doing a flying leap at the Grand Canyon? It was a scream.


28 posted on 09/20/2004 11:36:30 PM PDT by holyscroller (Actions speak louder than bumperstickers)
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To: dc-zoo
So who shoved him? A ghost or his wife?

Was it was Bill Burkett, and he was hiking with Joe Lockhart at the time? ;)

29 posted on 09/20/2004 11:42:32 PM PDT by Heatseeker
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To: Slicksadick
Re your tagline ... what about point #4 below?


Why do they call John Kerry "The Poodle"? Four reasons:

1. He's French.
2. He's got a poodle cut.
3. He's a rich woman's toy.
4. He won't protect you.

30 posted on 09/21/2004 12:51:26 AM PDT by TheMole
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To: holyscroller

Down the memory hole?

This is all I could find: http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/articles/A52839-2004Aug9.html


31 posted on 09/21/2004 4:56:30 AM PDT by BenLurkin (We have low inflation and and low unemployment.)
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To: BenLurkin

I was there on Monday and didn't see any SAR efforts. I did see a lot of people leaning over the railings and acting stupid though.

And if you wonder about the sweatshirt...it was 98 in Chandler and 54 at the Rim!

32 posted on 09/21/2004 10:22:21 PM PDT by BurbankKarl
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To: Heatseeker
That's what I was thinking, along the line of was this cBS's memo source?
33 posted on 09/21/2004 11:52:23 PM PDT by I Drive Too Fast
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To: BurbankKarl
Aha!

So you're 'tourist guy'!

;^)

34 posted on 09/22/2004 8:30:21 AM PDT by BenLurkin (We have low inflation and and low unemployment.)
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To: BenLurkin

I was just there last month with my small children. I noticed the gaps in the fencing (out on the viewing areas) were large enough for my 3 year old to slip through. Scary.


35 posted on 09/22/2004 8:33:35 AM PDT by I'm ALL Right! ("When the going gets weird, anchor men punt." - Dan Rather, election 2000)
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