Sudden Death: Grand Canyon Again!


A young man who died when he slipped and fell off the South Rim of the Grand Canyon was identified as a Canadian citizen.

National Park Service spokeswoman Maureen Oltrogge says 19-year-old Mian Zhang died after falling 250 feet. Zhang was visiting the canyon with a friend and was standing on a rocky outcropping when he lost his footing.

Park rangers rappelled over the edge of the canyon to reach Zhang’s body.

Oltrogge says canyon visitors should use caution and stay at a safe distance from the edge. The fatal fall is the first of the year at the Grand Canyon. —From, 8/09/08

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