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Tourist Fatally Falls 350 Feet Off Of Grand Canyon Rim

View of the Grand Canyon from the El Tovar Hotel (Photo by Grand Canyon National Park via the Creative Commons on Flickr)
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A Texan man fell to his death at the Grand Canyon while he was visiting the area with his family over the weekend.

Authorities reported that 53-year-old John N. Anderson from Grapevine, Texas, fell 350 feet over the South Rim at the park near the El Tovar Hotel on Saturday, according to CBS DFW. Rangers performed CPR on Anderson, but were unable to revive him.

The National Park Service and Coconino County Medical Examiner are investigating into how Anderson fell.