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Texas Man Dies After Falling Into Grand Canyon

Texas Man Falls To His Death At Grand Canyon

A trip to the Grand Canyon ended in heartbreak over the weekend. Park officials confirmed a Texas man fell to his death while visiting with his family.
"The National Park Service says around 8 a.m. that morning they got a report that a man fell off the rim of the canyon ... He was identified as John N. Anderson." (Via KTVT)
Park rangers at the U.S. National Park Service say Anderson fell nearly 350 feet Saturday morning. When rescuers found Anderson, they performed CPR, but they couldn't resuscitate him. (Via )
KXAS reports Anderson had been a State Farm Insurance agent since 1985. He owned his own agency in Bedford, Texas. In a statement from the company, a spokesperson said:
"John had a passion for life, his family and for serving the people of his community and beyond. He will be greatly missed."
KTVT reports millions of people visit the canyon each year. But fatal falls are quite rare. (Via Wikimedia Commons / Mariordo Mario Roberto Duran Ortiz)
The National Park Service, along with the Coconino County Medical Examiner, is currently investigating the incident.

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ohioh111b111y March 18 2014 at 7:46 PM

My condolences to his family, friends and community.

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OSHP367 March 18 2014 at 6:34 PM

I am guessing this is the GC's victim number 2,374?

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loamylam March 18 2014 at 11:32 AM

Most death/falls at the Grand Canyon are avoidable and pure negligence. Some simply want that 'closer picture' with the Canyon in the background...others are simply lack of using common sense and getting into areas where they place themselves at risk. There are look out points with rails for tourists to enjoy the views of the Canyon's wonders and of course if one packs all they feel necessary and leaves their brains at home they're bound to end up with tragedy. It is a terrible sight to witness these 'mishaps' but when visiting places such as the Grand Canyon please pay close attention where you are at and proceed cautiously and sensibly. It really isn't that difficult. Carlessness is the major cause for these deaths and they do occur more than one realizes.

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World Peace News March 18 2014 at 11:33 AM


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Elizabeth March 18 2014 at 11:35 AM

There is nothing on earth that would make me get anywhere near the edge of that thing. So sorry for his family.

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evansd141 Elizabeth March 18 2014 at 11:47 AM

That thing is one of the most beautiful places on earth. You don't just fall over the edge, people do stupid things and sometimes pay the price. More people are killed everyday crossing the street, while falling over the edge of the Grand Canyon takes some work.

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andallthatjazz013 March 18 2014 at 11:36 AM

How very tragic... how very sad.
My heart goes out to his family.

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wickedcoolally March 18 2014 at 11:38 AM

"Man dies after falling into Grand Canyon"....."family is heartbroken". Sheer genius. What else would you write "family says meh"?

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East Coast Video wickedcoolally March 18 2014 at 11:52 AM

"Family denies pushing him".

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Lisa A. Santos March 18 2014 at 11:39 AM

Have seen many people climb over the railings to take photographs at the Grand Canyon!

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Kenny March 18 2014 at 6:10 PM

people have to always push the boundries.............

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Christopher March 18 2014 at 6:09 PM

gravity is not something to play with

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jeffsweep Christopher March 18 2014 at 6:36 PM

... because it's the law.

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