The Grand Canyon hiker died in the fall near Mather Point

The Grand Canyon hiker died in the fall near Mather Point

Maria A. Salgado Lopez, 59, of Scottsdale, Arizona, took a walk on the trail on Friday and took pictures with her family when she accidentally fell off the edge of the gorge, according to National Park Service press release.
She and her family were walking in an area west of him Mather Point along the southern edge of the gorge, officials said.

Grand Canyon National Park passengers found her body about 100 meters below the rim, according to the park’s service.

“An investigation into the incident is being carried out by the National Park Service and the Kokkono Medical Examiners’ Office,” the park said in a statement.

The park, which had about 6 million visitors last year, encourages all visitors to stay on designated paths and sidewalks and maintain a safe distance from the edge of the rim.
The South Rim Visitor Center is located just south of Mather Point, which is one of them the most popular beaches of the gorge and offers stunning views, especially at sunset.
Last year, at least two people died after falling on the edge of the Grand Canyon. One of them, a man in the late ’50s, apparently took a selfie when he slipped and fell, a spokesman for the Eagle Point Observatory in the Grand Canyon West said.

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