Body recovered below canyon rim

Courtesy<br /><br /><!-- 1upcrlf2 -->A man died Friday after falling from this Lookout Studio at the Grand Canyon.

Courtesy<br /><br /><!-- 1upcrlf2 -->A man died Friday after falling from this Lookout Studio at the Grand Canyon.

GRAND CANYON - National park rangers recovered the body of a man from more than 200 feet below the rim Friday afternoon.

The Grand Canyon Regional Communications Center received a call at 2 p.m. Friday from a park visitor reporting a man over the edge below Lookout Studio on the South Rim of Grand Canyon National Park.

Park rangers responded and called in the park's helicopter to help search for the body. The body was located at 2:30 p.m.

Members of the park's technical rescue team had to hike a short distance down the Bright Angel Trail and then traversed the canyon's edge to reach the body.

The man's body was flown out of the canyon to the South Rim Helibase and transported to Station One, located on the South Rim adjacent to the Grand Canyon Clinic, where it was met by the Coconino County Medical Examiner and then transported to Flagstaff.

The National Park Service is investigating the fatality as a possible suicide. The fall was witnessed by several visitors in the area.

Additional details regarding the identity of the individual are being withheld pending positive identification and notification of next-of-kin.