On Sunday, authorities began a "body recovery effort" for a man who climbed above the Skywalk Grand Canyon barrier and sank more than 500 feet to the canyon floor.
A 28-year-old visitor jumped from a horseshoe-shaped glass path – which extends 70 feet above the canyon – around 4:30 pm Saturday.
The hiking trail, a popular tourist destination since it opened in 2007, is located in the Hualapai Reservation just outside the Grand Canyon National Park.
The man's identity was not disclosed and authorities have not said why he thought he was climbing the railing. The footpath is 500 to 800 feet above the canyon floor overlooking the Colorado River.
He is among several people killed in a popular national park this year.
Earlier this month, a British tourist was killed in a parachute jump in tandem with an instructor when the two made a "hard landing" about 1
In April, an elderly woman fell to her death when it crashed 200 feet, just weeks after a 67-year-old man fatally fell 400 feet.
On March 28, a Chinese tourist fell and was killed in the Grand Eagle Canyon of the Western Eagle while trying to take a picture.
With mail wires