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This hiker falls to his death at the Grand Canyon

A hiker walking in Grand Canyon National Park fell approximately 200 feet to his death on Friday afternoon, according to a news release from the National Park Service.

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According to a press release from the National Park Service, a man hiking in Grand Canyon National Park on Friday afternoon tragically fell about 200 feet to his death.

The 44-year-old man fell west of the Bright Angel Point Trail on the North Rim of the park while he was off the trail, the NPS said.

The body of the man was discovered by responding park rangers about 200 feet below the rim of the Grand Canyon.

Visitors to Grand Canyon National Park were reminded by the National Park Service to follow all posted safety signs and remain at least six feet away from the edge of the rim at all times. Hikers were also warned against “running, jumping, or performing physical stunts near the rim.”

The National Park Service issued a statement urging visitors to “do not climb over the barrier” in areas protected by railings or fences. “Keep an eye on everyone, especially the kids, in your group. Make sure everyone else in your party is keeping both feet on paved roads or well-maintained trails.”

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The incident is still being looked into by the National Park Service and the Coconino County Medical Examiner’s Office.