Tourist survives after falling into the Grand Canyon

August 8th, 2010 - 3:28 pm ICT by ANI  

London, Aug 08 (ANI): An 18-year-old French tourist has survived after falling into the Grand Canyon.

According to park rangers, the unnamed man slipped while taking pictures near the rim.

He fell 75 feet before landing unconscious on a ledge as horrified tourists looked on.

Park rangers received a report of a man falling over the edge of Mather Point, which is a short walk behind the South Rim’s visitor centre.

Paramedics rappelled down to the man’s location and stabilized him so he could be airlifted out of the canyon and transported by ambulance to Flagstaff Medical Centre, reports The Daily Mail.

Park officials said that the man, whose name and hometown have not been released, was treated for wrist, ankle and neck injuries. (ANI)

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