Man Falls To His Death At The Grand Canyon



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A California man has fallen several hundred feet to his death below Mather Point on the South Rim of Grand Canyon National Park.

A park release said Jamison Whittaker, 23, of Irvine, California, fell shortly after 4:30 p.m. Monday. Park rangers responded and located a body several hundred feet below the point. The Park Service helicopter and a technical rescue team also responded.


An investigation into the incident is being conducted by the National Park Service in cooperation with the Coconino County Medical Examiner. No additional information is available at this time.


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  1. A very common occurrence at the park… My husband and I were there visiting when we saw several idiots sitting on the edge, taking selfies, going beyond the safety markers! One man had his wife and infant sit on the edge to get a photo but was caught by a park ranger, thank God! We visitors hollered at him but all we got was a go-to-hell look, but yes, we tried.
    If the signs say Don’t Do It….Don’t freaking Do It!
    My husband and I lived to enjoy the beauty of the park simply because we OBEYED the rules…
    If you don’t know how to follow rules then, bring a parachute when visiting….you’ll need one.
    Still breathing in Texas….

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