Texas Man Dies After Falling off Grand Canyon Cliff

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Authorities say a Texas man is dead after falling about 350 feet off the South Rim at Grand Canyon National Park, NBC affiliate KPNX reported.

Park officials say 53-year-old John N. Anderson, of Grapevine, Texas, was visiting the park with his family.

The Grand Canyon Regional Communications Center received a report of a man falling off the rim near El Tovar Lodge about 8 a.m. Saturday.

Rangers were able to locate the man and began CPR, but they say efforts to resuscitate him were unsuccessful.

An investigation into the incident is being conducted by the National Park Service and the Coconino County Medical Examiner.

Grand Canyon National Park is covered in morning sunlight as seen from a helicopter window.Julie Jacobson / AP