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Rosa Torres Rios

Posted: Jul 19 2012 9:14 pm
by hikeaz
Woman found dead after fall at Grand Canyon park

By Associated Press
Originally published: Jul 19, 2012 - 7:58 pm

GRAND CANYON NATIONAL PARK, Ariz. — Authorities say a woman has been found dead after falling over the edge of the South Rim at Grand Canyon National Park.

Park officials say witnesses reported seeing the woman fall over the edge at Grandview Point shortly after... ... anyon-park

Re: Woman found dead after fall at Grand Canyon park

Posted: Jul 19 2012 9:27 pm
by cactuscat
Wow, so sad. I can see how that could happen - the top portions of that trail are pretty exposed.
I live near the fire station, and heard lots of sirens ... always hope it's not that.

Re: Woman found dead after fall at Grand Canyon park

Posted: Jul 23 2012 5:42 pm
by joebartels
Date: July 23, 2012
Contact: Shannan Marcak, 928-638-7958
Grand Canyon, Ariz. - A woman who died in a fall from the South Rim's Grandview Trail in Grand Canyon National Park has been identified as 68-year old Rosa Torres Rios of Nogales, Arizona.

On July, 19 at approximately, 1:20 p.m., the Grand Canyon Regional Communications Center received a report that a woman had fallen over the edge at Grandview Point and that she was not responding to people calling down to her. Upon arriving at the scene, emergency responders determined that Rios had actually fallen from the Grandview Trail which departs from Grandview Point. Rios was found approximately 300 feet below where she fell with no pulse. Rescue personnel attempted CPR; however, their life-saving efforts proved unsuccessful.

An investigation into the incident is being conducted by the National Park Service in cooperation with the Coconino County Medical Examiner.