GRAND CANYON, Ariz. - The Grand Canyon Regional Communications Center received a report of an injured man over the edge of the Grand Canyon near Mather Point July 23, at approximately 7:05 a.m.
When rangers arrived on scene, they found a 19-year-old male approximately ten feet below the rim. Within 20 minutes of the initial call, rangers reached the patient and were stabilizing his injuries and preparing him for transport.
By 8:25 a.m., the patient had been lifted to the rim where he was met by the park's ambulance. At that point, the injured visitor to the Canyon was transported to the Grand Canyon Clinic with non-life threatening injuries.
The National Park Service would like to remind everyone to use extreme caution when approaching the rim as loose gravel and uneven surfaces pose slip and trip hazards near the edge. The safest places from which to view the Canyon are the railed viewing platforms and the paved Rim Trail.