updated 7/13/2009 2:35:16 PM ET 2009-07-13T18:35:16

Authorities are investigating the death of a man who drove over the edge of the Grand Canyon.

Grand Canyon National Park spokeswoman Shannan Marcak says rescue personnel found the vehicle and the body of a male about 600 feet below the South Rim.

The National Park Service is investigating. Marcak says no additional information was immediately available.

The incident happened around 6 a.m. Monday near the El Tovar Hotel.

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