Grand Canyon fall victim identified

Death currently under investigation

GRAND CANYON, Ariz. - A body recovered from below the South Rim on Feb. 10 has been identified as that of 64-year old Janice Wotherspoon of St. George, Utah.

At approximately 4 p.m. Feb. 9, the Grand Canyon Regional Communications Center received a report of a separated party in the vicinity of the Yavapai Geology Museum. Almost an hour later, park rangers spotted a body approximately 600 feet below the rim just east of the museum. Due to waning light and quickly dropping temperatures, the body was not recovered until Feb. 10.

The Coconino County Medical Examiner identified the body Feb. 16.

The National Park Service is conducting an investigation into the incident.


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