Grand Canyon hiker falls to her death trying to take photos

National News

Grand Canyon National Park (NBC) (07/06/20)— An Arizona woman hiking off trail at Mather Point in Grand Canyon National Park was trying to take photos when she fell to her death, the park says.

Maria A. Salgado Lopez, age 59, of Scottsdale, was hiking Friday afternoon when she accidentally fell off the edge of Mather Point, the park said in a press release.

Image: When visiting the park, it is best to avoid crowded areas and find locations that allow for adequate social distancing.

Park rangers responded and found her body about 100 feet below the point’s rim.

“An investigation into the incident is being conducted by the National Park Service and the Coconino County Medical Examiner’s Office,” the release stated.

Image: Visitors stand on an observation deck at Mather Point of Grand Canyon National Park in Grand Canyon, Arizona.

The park reminded visitors during the Fourth of July weekend of safety guidelines.

“Grand Canyon National Park staff encourage all visitors to have a safe visit this holiday weekend by staying on designated trails and walkways, always keeping a safe distance from the edge of the rim, and staying behind railings and fences at overlooks,” the park said.

Stay up to date with the latest news by downloading the KTVE/KARD News App from the App Store or Google Play.

Copyright 2020 Nexstar Broadcasting, Inc. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten, or redistributed.

Don't Miss

Don't Miss

Trending Stories