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Hong Kong tourist dies after slipping over Grand Canyon ledge

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Source: Coconuts HK/HK01/ejinsight

港人墮大峽谷死亡:事發位置是老鷹岩(Eagle Point),它鄰近馬蹄型玻璃天橋(Skywalk)。當地有豎立告示牌,呼籲遊客勿表近邊緣位置。(Getty Images)

The victim was part of a tour group visiting Grand Canyon West, a popular area that includes the horseshoe-shaped, glass Skywalk that juts out from the canyon wall. Photo: Reuters

A Hongkonger plunged to his death on Thursday after slipping over a ledge while taking photos at a lookout at the Grand Canyon.

According to Reuters, 

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 who was part of a tour group visiting Grand Canyon West, a popular tourist destination that features a horseshoe-shaped glass skywalk that juts out of a canyon wall overlooks the floor of the canyon some 1,200 meters below.

David Leibowitz, spokesman for Grand Canyon West, said the Hongkonger, whose name has not been released, was taking photos during a mid-morning stop at the Eagle Point overlook yesterday morning when he slipped and fell. HK01 reports that the tourist’s body was found at about 4:35pm local time, and 

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Another tragic case whilst trying to get the perfect shot. It is really scary to see how people risk their life to capture the best shot.  

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RIP

 

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RIP....

wonder how he manage to fall off.. went there and it was pretty secure you must be doing something very dangerous to fall off... 

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RIP, another tragic case. I still haven't had a chance to go Grand Canyon yet. 

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sad to hear this

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that is tragic incident. I feel sorry for the hong kong tourist died from this incident. they should be more careful at the location. hopefully the investigate this incident and find out the cause of it.

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oh dear :( so unfortunate

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people must be very careful with this situation.  RIP..

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