Skip to comments.Man Falls 500 Feet While Hiking in Grand Canyon
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.
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!!!
So, how do they know he's dead?
His wife had been walking in front of him and didn't see him fall.
I wonder what trail he was on?
...When she pushed him...
So who shoved him? A ghost or his wife?
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.
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!
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.
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.
Just a stumble combined with a moment of inattention is all it would take.
I question the timing of this.
Was it Kerry who got pushed off the hill?
Teresa wants her ketchup money back.
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