Man Drives to His Death in Grand Canyon

Grand Canyon National Park


It has been reported that the body of a man who plunged to his death some 600 feet into the Grand Canyon, has been recovered. Yesterday, on Monday around 6:00 a.m., eyewitnesses told park officials that they saw a man drive his blue vehicle into the South Rim of the Grand Canyon near the historic El Tovar restaurant.

My family and I have visited the Grand Canyon four times, including having M’s 4th birthday party in the El Tovar restaurant. It is particularly dear to me as it is one of the first national parks that I have ever visited. Walking up to the rim of the Grand Canyon and discovering its magnificence is unforgettable. The experience can be described as awe inspiring, humbling, and just plain shocking. It can stir the emotions and is often associated with a feeling of spiritual connectedness.
According to news reports, it will take several days to determine if this man took his own life. If so, he will not have been alone in committing suicide in National Parks.

To know more about this, read Suicides in National Parks Rise. For more about my first whirlwind trip out west with Grandpa Davey read: Crossing Texas

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