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Authorities regain the body of dead tourist who fell into the Grand Canyon while taking pictures



The body of a Hong Kong tourist who died after hitting the edge of the Grand Canyon while taking pictures was restored Thursday.

A helicopter lifted the man from a 1

,000 foot spot during a popular tourist destination on Hualapai reservation in northwestern Arizona, said David Leibowitz, a spokesman for Grand Canyon West. The deceased man's name was not released.

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The man who was allegedly in the 50s was part of a tour group at Eagle Point, an area known for Skywalk , the horseshoe-shaped glass bridge protruding from the canyon wall. The rim has some embroidery, but no barrier between tourists and the edge.

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Leibowitz said the man took pictures on Thursday morning when he stumbled and fell. The area was closed for the day and his body was expected to be taken to the medical examination.

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Hong Kong's public broadcaster RTHK reported that the man is from Macau, west of Hong Kong, and was in the United States on a seven-day West Coast tour.

His death is the second confirmed by park officials this week. On Tuesday, a body was found in a forest area south of Grand Canyon Village. The authorities worked to identify the person who is also believed to be a foreigner.

The Associated Press contributed to this report.


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