Texas Man Dies After Falling Off Grand Canyon Rim

Full Credit: Erin Whittaker/National Parks Service A rare total inversion was seen by visitors to Grand Canyon National Park. This view is from Mather Point on the South Rim. Cloud inversions are formed through the interaction of warm and cold air masses.
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(CNN) -- A Texas man died after falling off the south rim of the Grand Canyon, officials at the national park said Monday.

John N. Anderson of Grapevine, Texas, was visiting the park with family on Saturday morning when he fell about 350 feet near the El Tovar Lodge.

Park rangers found Anderson but were unable to resuscitate him.

The National Park Service and the Coconino County, Arizona, medical examiner are investigating the incident.


Desert View Watchtower in the Grand Canyon.
Due to high wings and heavy snow, the North Rim's Bright Angel Point is only open from May 15 to October 15.
Full Credit: Erin Whittaker/National Parks Service A rare total inversion was seen by visitors to Grand Canyon National Park. This view is from Mather Point on the South Rim. Cloud inversions are formed through the interaction of warm and cold air masses.
Full Credit: Mark Lellouch/National Parks Service The Grand Canyon being closed is affecting plans of many travellers during the government shutdown.


 
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