Another Grand Canyon visitor dies in fall from edge

Another visitor to the Grand Canyon National Park has died after falling 200ft over the edge.

A 70-year-old woman fell over the South Rim in the second over-the-edge death within the confines of the park this month, according to Grand Canyon officials.

The woman had been walking about 200ft to 300ft off a trail along the South Rim about a mile east of Mather Point.

Park rangers received a call just after 1pm local time that she needed help west of a popular overlook called Pipe Creek Vista.

"She fell before we could undertake a rescue," said Grand Canyon spokesman John Quinley, adding that the circumstances of the call for help were unclear.

Mr Quinley said the woman fell between Mather Point and the starting point for the South Kaibab Trail, two well-known and highly visited places at the park's more popular South Rim.

The park's helicopter and rescue team recovered the body.

The woman's identity was being withheld until her family was notified.

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GRAND CANYON AZ - APRIL 3: A Grand Canyon Railway train, operating since 1901 arrives at the South Rim of Grand Canyon National Park, located in northwestern Arizona, is the 15th site in the United States to have been named a national park. The park's central feature is the Grand Canyon, a gorge of the Colorado River, which is often considered one of the Wonders of the World April 3, 2019 Grand Canyon National Park, Arizona (Photo by Paul Harris/Getty Images)
GRAND CANYON AZ - APRIL 3: Pictures from the South Rim of Grand Canyon National Park, located in northwestern Arizona, is the 15th site in the United States to have been named a national park. The park's central feature is the Grand Canyon, a gorge of the Colorado River, which is often considered one of the Wonders of the World April 3, 2019 Grand Canyon National Park, Arizona (Photo by Paul Harris/Getty Images)
GRAND CANYON AZ - APRIL 3: Pictures from the South Rim of Grand Canyon National Park, located in northwestern Arizona, is the 15th site in the United States to have been named a national park. The park's central feature is the Grand Canyon, a gorge of the Colorado River, which is often considered one of the Wonders of the World April 3, 2019 Grand Canyon National Park, Arizona (Photo by Paul Harris/Getty Images)
GRAND CANYON AZ - APRIL 3: Pictures from the South Rim of Grand Canyon National Park, located in northwestern Arizona, is the 15th site in the United States to have been named a national park. The park's central feature is the Grand Canyon, a gorge of the Colorado River, which is often considered one of the Wonders of the World April 3, 2019 Grand Canyon National Park, Arizona (Photo by Paul Harris/Getty Images)
GRAND CANYON AZ - APRIL 3: Visitors gather at the South Rim of Grand Canyon National Park, located in northwestern Arizona, is the 15th site in the United States to have been named a national park. The park's central feature is the Grand Canyon, a gorge of the Colorado River, which is often considered one of the Wonders of the World April 3, 2019 Grand Canyon National Park, Arizona (Photo by Paul Harris/Getty Images)
GRAND CANYON AZ - APRIL 3: A tourist assumes a risky position for a photo on the South Rim of Grand Canyon National Park, located in northwestern Arizona, is the 15th site in the United States to have been named a national park. The park's central feature is the Grand Canyon, a gorge of the Colorado River, which is often considered one of the Wonders of the World April 3, 2019 Grand Canyon National Park, Arizona (Photo by Paul Harris/Getty Images)
GRAND CANYON AZ - APRIL 3: South Rim of Grand Canyon National Park, located in northwestern Arizona, is the 15th site in the United States to have been named a national park. The park's central feature is the Grand Canyon, a gorge of the Colorado River, which is often considered one of the Wonders of the World April 3, 2019 Grand Canyon National Park, Arizona (Photo by Paul Harris/Getty Images)
GRAND CANYON NATIONAL PARK, AZ - FEBRUARY 8: The canyon is viewed from Yavapai Point on the South Rim on February 8, 2019, in Grand Canyon National Park, Arizona. Grand Canyon National Park, often considered one of the 'Wonders of the World,' was officially designated a national park on February 26, 1919, and is celebrating its Centennial this year. (Photo by George Rose/Getty Images)
GRAND CANYON NATIONAL PARK, AZ - FEBRUARY 8: A crowd of tourists gather at Mather Point Lookout, located on the South Rim, to watch the sunrise and take selfies on February 8, 2019, in Grand Canyon National Park, Arizona. Grand Canyon National Park, often considered one of the 'Wonders of the World,' was officially designated a national park on February 26, 1919, and is celebrating its Centennial this year. (Photo by George Rose/Getty Images)
GRAND CANYON NATIONAL PARK, AZ - FEBRUARY 8: The canyon is viewed from at sunrise from the South Rim on February 8, 2019, in Grand Canyon National Park, Arizona. Grand Canyon National Park, often considered one of the 'Wonders of the World,' was officially designated a national park on February 26, 1919, and is celebrating its Centennial this year. (Photo by George Rose/Getty Images)
GRAND CANYON NATIONAL PARK, AZ - FEBRUARY 8: Icicles hanging off the El Tovar Lodge on the South Rim are viewed on February 8, 2019, in Grand Canyon National Park, Arizona. Grand Canyon National Park, often considered one of the 'Wonders of the World,' was officially designated a national park on February 26, 1919, and is celebrating its Centennial this year. (Photo by George Rose/Getty Images)
GRAND CANYON NATIONAL PARK, AZ - FEBRUARY 8: A crowd of tourists gather at Mather Point Lookout, located on the South Rim, to watch the sunrise and take selfies on February 8, 2019, in Grand Canyon National Park, Arizona. Grand Canyon National Park, often considered one of the 'Wonders of the World,' was officially designated a national park on February 26, 1919, and is celebrating its Centennial this year. (Photo by George Rose/Getty Images)
GRAND CANYON NATIONAL PARK, AZ - FEBRUARY 8: A crowd of tourists gather at Mather Point Lookout, located on the South Rim, to watch the sunrise and take selfies on February 8, 2019, in Grand Canyon National Park, Arizona. Grand Canyon National Park, often considered one of the 'Wonders of the World,' was officially designated a national park on February 26, 1919, and is celebrating its Centennial this year. (Photo by George Rose/Getty Images)
GRAND CANYON NATIONAL PARK, AZ - FEBRUARY 8: The El Tovar Lodge, located on the South Rim, is viewed on February 8, 2019, in Grand Canyon National Park, Arizona. Grand Canyon National Park, often considered one of the 'Wonders of the World,' was officially designated a national park on February 26, 1919, and is celebrating its Centennial this year. (Photo by George Rose/Getty Images)
GRAND CANYON NATIONAL PARK, AZ - FEBRUARY 8: The Grand Canyon Railway station for a passenger train service that operates between Williams and the South Rim is viewed on February 8, 2019, in Grand Canyon National Park, Arizona. Grand Canyon National Park, often considered one of the 'Wonders of the World,' was officially designated a national park on February 26, 1919, and is celebrating its Centennial this year. (Photo by George Rose/Getty Images)
GRAND CANYON NATIONAL PARK, AZ - FEBRUARY 8: The canyon is viewed from at sunset from the South Rim on February 8, 2019, in Grand Canyon National Park, Arizona. Grand Canyon National Park, often considered one of the 'Wonders of the World,' was officially designated a national park on February 26, 1919, and is celebrating its Centennial this year. (Photo by George Rose/Getty Images)
GRAND CANYON NATIONAL PARK, AZ - FEBRUARY 8: The canyon is viewed from at sunset from the South Rim on February 8, 2019, in Grand Canyon National Park, Arizona. Grand Canyon National Park, often considered one of the 'Wonders of the World,' was officially designated a national park on February 26, 1919, and is celebrating its Centennial this year. (Photo by George Rose/Getty Images)
GRAND CANYON NATIONAL PARK, AZ - FEBRUARY 8: A crowd of tourists gather at Mather Point Lookout, located on the South Rim, to watch the sunrise on February 8, 2019, in Grand Canyon National Park, Arizona. Grand Canyon National Park, often considered one of the 'Wonders of the World,' was officially designated a national park on February 26, 1919, and is celebrating its Centennial this year. (Photo by George Rose/Getty Images)
GRAND CANYON NATIONAL PARK, AZ - FEBRUARY 7: A winter storm that dropped several inches of snow along the South Rim and in parts of the canyon clears out on February 7, 2019, in Grand Canyon National Park, Arizona. Grand Canyon National Park, often considered one of the 'Wonders of the World,' was officially designated a national park on February 26, 1919, and is celebrating its Centennial this year. (Photo by George Rose/Getty Images)
GRAND CANYON NATIONAL PARK, AZ - FEBRUARY 6: A winter storm drops several inches of snow along the South Rim and in parts of the canyon on February 6, 2019, in Grand Canyon National Park, Arizona. Grand Canyon National Park, often considered one of the 'Wonders of the World,' was officially designated a national park on February 26, 1919, and is celebrating its Centennial this year. (Photo by George Rose/Getty Images)
GRAND CANYON NATIONAL PARK, AZ - FEBRUARY 6: A winter storm drops several inches of snow along the South Rim and in parts of the canyon on February 6, 2019, in Grand Canyon National Park, Arizona. Grand Canyon National Park, often considered one of the 'Wonders of the World,' was officially designated a national park on February 26, 1919, and is celebrating its Centennial this year. (Photo by George Rose/Getty Images)
GRAND CANYON NATIONAL PARK, AZ - FEBRUARY 6: A winter storm drops several inches of snow along the South Rim and in parts of the canyon on February 6, 2019, in Grand Canyon National Park, Arizona. Grand Canyon National Park, often considered one of the 'Wonders of the World,' was officially designated a national park on February 26, 1919, and is celebrating its Centennial this year. (Photo by George Rose/Getty Images)
GRAND CANYON NATIONAL PARK, AZ - FEBRUARY 6: A winter storm drops several inches of snow along the South Rim and in parts of the canyon on February 6, 2019, in Grand Canyon National Park, Arizona. Grand Canyon National Park, often considered one of the 'Wonders of the World,' was officially designated a national park on February 26, 1919, and is celebrating its Centennial this year. (Photo by George Rose/Getty Images)
GRAND CANYON NATIONAL PARK, AZ - FEBRUARY 5: The Grand Canyon Railway, a passenger train that operates between Williams and the South Rim, is viewed on February 5, 2019, in Grand Canyon National Park, Arizona. Grand Canyon National Park, often considered one of the 'Wonders of the World,' was officially designated a national park on February 26, 1919, and is celebrating its Centennial this year. (Photo by George Rose/Getty Images)
GRAND CANYON NATIONAL PARK, AZ - FEBRUARY 5: A winter snowstorm develops over the canyon as viewed from the South Rim on February 5, 2019, in Grand Canyon National Park, Arizona. Grand Canyon National Park, often considered one of the 'Wonders of the World,' was officially designated a national park on February 26, 1919, and is celebrating its Centennial this year. (Photo by George Rose/Getty Images)
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The National Park Service and Coconino County Medical Examiner will investigate the death.

Three other deaths since March 26, two of which occurred outside the park, are still being investigated.

On April 3, a 67-year-old California man fell 400ft from the edge of the South Rim in Grand Canyon Village, near the Yavapai Geology Museum.

A tourist from Macau, China, fell on March 28. He was trying to take a photo at Grand Canyon West's Eagle Point — close to the Skywalk on the Hualapai Reservation outside the park — when he stumbled and fell.

The body of a Japanese tourist was found on March 26 in a wooded area south of Grand Canyon Village, away from the rim.

Only one person — an Illinois man — fell to his death in the park in 2018 after he climbed over the railing at Mather Point and fell 500ft.

Grand Canyon West, on the Hualapai reservation, gets about a million visitors annually.

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