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Tourist taking photos presumed dead in fall at Grand Canyon

FILE - In this March 20, 2007, file photo, the Skywalk hangs over the Grand Canyon on the Hualapai Indian Reservation before its grand opening ceremony at Grand Canyon West, Ariz. Crews are searching for a tourist who slipped and fell over the edge of a Grand Canyon lookout on tribal land. The fall happened Thursday, March 28, 2019, morning on the Hualapai Tribe's reservation outside the boundaries of Grand Canyon National Park. (AP Photo/Ross D. Franklin, File)
March 28, 2019 - 2:39 PM

GRAND CANYON WEST, Ariz. - Crews are working to recover the body of a tourist who slipped and fell over a Grand Canyon lookout.

The fall happened Thursday morning on the Hualapai Tribe's reservation to the west of Grand Canyon National Park.

David Leibowitz is a spokesman for Grand Canyon West, a popular tourist destination on the reservation. He says a man in his 50s from Hong Kong fell and slipped at Eagle Point while trying to take photographs. He says the man, who was part of a tour group, is presumed dead.

Eagle Point is adjacent to the Skywalk, a horseshoe-shaped glass bridge that juts out from the canyon wall. The rim has some ledges and outcroppings below but no barrier between tourists and the edge.

Leibowitz says the area is closed for the day.

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This story has been corrected to show Leibowitz is a spokesman for Grand Canyon West, not the tribe.

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