Hong Kong man’s body recovered from Grand Canyon

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FILE — A National Park Service helicopter lifts a stranded rafter around the Colorado River and Havasupai Creek area after a dam, weakened by heavy rains, broke near the Grand Canyon in this Sunday, August 17, 2008 file photo. About 200 tourists are being evacuated from a campground on tribal land near famous waterfalls deep […]

The body of a Hong Kong man who fell over the edge of the Grand Canyon has been recovered.

A helicopter lifted the man’s body from 1,000 feet below the rim Thursday afternoon. He had fallen earlier in the day while trying to take photographs.

David Leibowitz is a spokesman for Grand Canyon West, a popular tourist destination on the Hualapai reservation in northwestern Arizona.

He says the man’s body will be taken to a medical examiner’s office.

The man in his 50s was with a tour group at Eagle Point along the western edge of the Grand Canyon.

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