Chinese consular official says Macau resident fell to death at Grand Canyon

Local | 29 Mar 2019 11:47 am

Chinese consulate officials in Los Angeles told state media today that the visitor who fell to his death at the Grand Canyon West in the US was from Macau.

A spokesman of the  of the Chinese Consulate General in Los Angeles said the visitor was a Macau resident.

Associated press reported that it was a Hong Kong man who had fallen 1,000 feet his death at the Grand Canyon West as he was taking photos.

He was one of two people who have died at the Grand Canyon in separate incidents this week that included one man stumbling over the edge of the rim while trying to take pictures, officials said.

A helicopter lifted the body of the Hong Kong man from 1,000 feet below the rim Thursday afternoon at Grand Canyon West, a popular tourist destination on the Hualapai reservation outside the boundaries of the national park, spokesman David Leibowitz said. His identity has not been released, AP said.

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