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Monday, July 13, 2009

O Arizona: Man Drives Car Into Grand Canyon

According to a news release from Grand Canyon National Park spokeswoman Shannan Marcak, park rangers received reports that a car had been driven over the edge near the El Tovar Hotel about 6 a.m.

Investigators at the scene discovered tire tracks leading to the edge behind the Thunderbird Lodge, Marcak said.

Rescue personnel descended on ropes and found the car about 600 feet below the rim.

Rescuers found the man's body shortly afterward, Marcak said.

"Plans for retrieval of the body and the vehicle are being made at this time," Marcak said.

The National Park Service is conducting an investigation into the incident.

link: Man Drives Car Off Grand Canyon Rim - Phoenix News Story - KPHO Phoenix


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