Man falls to death at Mather Point

Grand Canyon rangers respond to over the edge call at Mather Point June 27

The body of 23-year-old Jamison Whittaker of Irvine, California was located below the rim at Grand Canyon June 27. Photo/WGCN

The body of 23-year-old Jamison Whittaker of Irvine, California was located below the rim at Grand Canyon June 27. Photo/WGCN

GRAND CANYON, Ariz. - On June 27 at around 4:45 p.m., the Grand Canyon Regional Communications Center received a call reporting a visitor over the edge at Mather Point.

Park rangers responded and located a body several hundred feet below the point. The park service helicopter and a technical rescue team also responded to the scene. The victim is 23-year-old Jamison Whittaker of Irvine, California.

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

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