Man apparently dies by suicide at Grand Canyon Skywalk

The Skywalk is a horseshoe-shaped glass walkway that juts about 70 feet over the canyon overlooking the Colorado River.
Image: A skywalk extends out over the Grand Canyon in this view from the incomplete building that houses the skywalk, on the Hualapai Indian Reservation
The Grand Canyon Skywalk includes a glass walkway.Robert Galbraith / Reuters file

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By Associated Press

GRAND CANYON WEST, Ariz. — Authorities are trying to locate the body of a man who climbed over a safety barrier at the Grand Canyon Skywalk and apparently jumped to his death.

They say the 28-year-old visitor to the tourist spot on the Hualapai reservation outside Grand Canyon National Park jumped around 4:30 p.m. Saturday.

A Grand Canyon West spokesman says a body recovery effort began Sunday morning.

Skywalk opened in 2007. It's a horseshoe-shaped glass walkway that juts about 70 feet over the canyon overlooking the Colorado River.

Signs warn tourists not to venture too close to the edge as a vertical drop from the Skywalk is between 500 feet and 800 feet.

A Chinese tourist fell to his death in March when he stumbled while trying to take a photo close to Skywalk.

Grand Canyon West said in a statement Monday that it would explore whether new security policies are needed.

If you or someone you know is in crisis, call the National Suicide PreventionLifeline at 800-273-8255, text HOME to 741741 or visit SpeakingOfSuicide.com/resources for additional resources.