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Body recovered after fall off Grand Canyon's South Rim

Associated Press logo Associated Press 2/05/2015
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Authorities at Grand Canyon National Park say they've recovered the body of a Nevada man who fell to his death about 400 feet off the South Rim.

National Park Service officials say 29-year-old Juan Carreras-Soto, of Las Vegas, was visiting the park with his family Thursday.

They say the fatal fall has been ruled accidental although it remains under investigation.

The Grand Canyon Regional Communications Center received a report of a man who had fallen from the edge of the rim trail east of Mather Point about 4:20 p.m. Thursday.

Authorities say the park helicopter was able to locate the body below the rim.

Due to terrain, safety concerns and approaching darkness, park officials say recovery operations for the body were suspended until Friday morning.

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