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Gravity be hard: Grand Canyon's Skywalk claims another jumper
2019-09-30
GRAND CANYON WEST, Ariz. (AP) ‐ Authorities are trying to locate the body of a man who climbed over a safety barrier at the Grand Canyon Skywalk and apparently jumped to his death.

They say the 28-year-old visitor to the tourist spot on the Hualapai reservation outside Grand Canyon National Park jumped around 4:30 p.m. Saturday.

A Grand Canyon West spokesman says a body recovery effort began Sunday morning.

Skywalk opened in 2007. It’s a horseshoe-shaped glass walkway that juts about 70 feet over the canyon overlooking the Colorado River.

The vertical drop from the Skywalk is between 500 feet and 800 feet (244 meters).

A Chinese tourist fell to his death in March when he stumbled while trying to take a photo close to Skywalk.
Posted by:Besoeker

#4  Gravity's easy, landing is hard.
Posted by: Skidmark   2019-09-30 23:12  

#3  Are they referred to by the locals as coyotes by any chance?
Posted by: Procopius2k   2019-09-30 09:13  

#2  That comment had to be revised several times to fly. Copy / paste is your friend and a learning experience it is too. Sort of like an Elvis Cole story.
Posted by: M. Murcek   2019-09-30 07:55  

#1  The Skywalk is owned by the tribe's gaming house thingee. It seems like there's a, um, speculating on the results, opportunity here.
Posted by: M. Murcek   2019-09-30 07:53  

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