TIME Accidents

Texas Man Dies After Falling Into Grand Canyon

Overall view from the south Rim of the Grand Canyon near Tusayan, Arizona
Overall view from the south Rim of the Grand Canyon near Tusayan, Arizona August 10, 2012. Charles Platiau - Reuters

Park officials are investigating the 53-year-old's death

Authorities in Arizona have confirmed that a Texas resident died over the weekend at Grand Canyon National Park after falling 350 feet, according to a local CBS news syndicate in Dallas.

Officials identified the deceased as John N. Anderson, 53, from Grapevine, Texas, who was reportedly visiting the park with his family.

The National Park Service and the Coconino County Medical Examiner are currently investigating what caused Anderson to fall.

[CBS DFW]

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