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San Antonio Exp/News: Woman falls to her death at Grand Canyon after posting image on cliff’s edge.

She was stepping out of the way for another gentleman to kind of squeeze in, and unfortunately, Colleen kind of got tripped up on her own feet and fell backwards, fell into the canyon.” Frankly, I’m surprised this doesn’t happen more often. Ever been there to see a sunrise? People climb out all over the cliffs, hanging on by fingernails. I almost couldn’t watch the sunrise for worrying about multiple imminent deaths. It’s one thing for an adult to endeavor to win a Darwin Award, but when they take their toddlers/babies with them? [*shudder*]

07/12/16 • 04:49 PM • EnvironmentalHealthNature • (3) Comments


I just finished reading Over the Edge: Death in Grand Canyon and was also surprised that this doesn’t happen more often. There are only 56 deaths of this kind - since 1925! If you take into account the huge numbers of visitors, this number seems extremely small to me.

Posted by Andrea on 07/12/16 at 05:05 PM

Just wait until these “Pokemon Go” people start wandering around Grand Canyon and Yellowstone (particularly in the hot springs areas) ... Eeeeeyow!

Posted by Garret P Vreeland on 07/12/16 at 08:34 PM

I have to admit that I read the “Death in Yellowstone” book too (morbid? me?). The hot springs and the rim of Grand Canyon are probably the top places where you want to look where you walk! Someone playing Pokemon Go there is setting themselves up for a Darwin award.

Posted by Andrea on 07/13/16 at 03:34 AM


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