Authorities in Arizona are searching for the body of a man who leapt to his death by jumping through safety barriers and jumping off the famous "Skywalk" bridge in the Colorado Canyon.
The 28-year-old visitor jumped into the void around 4:30 pm local time at the tourist attraction located in the Hualapai Reserve, just outside the Grand Canyon National Park.
A spokeswoman for Gran Canyon West said the body's rescue efforts began Sunday morning. Authorities have so far not identified the man or possible reasons why he is believed to have leaped, the Associated Press confirms.
The Skywalk lookout tower opened to the public in 2007 and immediately made a splash with its horseshoe-shaped base made of clear glass about 70 feet wide and suspended above the barrel.
The vertical drop from that point is between 700 and 800 feet.
Last March a tourist accidentally passed away while stumbling while trying to take a close-up photo of the Skywalk.
Deaths in the Grand Canyon of the Colorado are few compared to the volume of annual visitors that this wonder of nature receives: approximately 5 million people visit the canyon annually. On average, about 12 people die in that place in that period.
According to The Arizona Republic, many of those deaths are attributed to heat stroke, dehydration, and drowning in the Colorado River.
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