Tragedy as a man, 28, jumps down dead from the Grand Canyon Skywalk
- A 28-year-old man jumped dead from the Grand Canyon Skywalk on Saturday
- The horseshoe-shaped glass footbridge protrudes about 70 feet across the gorge
- Warning signs do not get too close to the edge and risk a fall of 500 to 800 feet
- Rescuers are now looking for the body of the man who made the jump
A 28-year-old man jumped from a skywalk attraction in the Grand Canyon and fell 500 to 800 feet until his death, rescuers who are now looking for his body say.
Authorities said the man had climbed a safety barrier on the Grand Canyon Skywalk on Saturday. The man's name was not released.
He had been a tourist who visited the popular attraction on the Hualapai reserve outside the Grand Canyon National Park and jumped around 4:30 PM.
A 28-year-old man jumped from a skywalk in the Grand Canyon (pictured above) and fell 500 to 800 feet to his death, say rescuers who are now looking for his body
Authorities said the man had climbed a safety barrier on the Grand Canyon Skywalk on Saturday. Skywalk, opened in 2007, is photo above
The horseshoe-shaped glass walkway (shown above) protrudes about 70 feet across the gorge overlooking the Colorado River
A spokesperson for Grand Canyon West says a body recovery started on Sunday morning.
Skywalk was opened in 2007.
The horseshoe-shaped glass footbridge extends about 70 feet across the gorge overlooking the Colorado River.
Signs warn tourists not to venture too close to the edge, because a vertical fall of the Skywalk is between 500 and 800 feet.
A Chinese tourist died in March when he stumbled while trying to take a picture close to Skywalk.
A helicopter landed the body of the Hong Kong man 300 meters below the rim in Grand Canyon West.
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