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With thousands of visitors to Grand Canyon National Park every day, the Park is asking visitors to remember safety first and to hike smart. (Loretta Yerian/WGCN)

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Visitor fatality July 3 sparks safety message from Grand Canyon National Park

On July 3, rangers responded to reports of a visitor that had climbed over a railing at Mather Point, lost footing, and fell approximately 500 feet. The fall was fatal.