Flagstaff man survives fall from South Rim at Grand Canyon National Park, cited for intoxication
GRAND CANYON, Ariz. — Grand Canyon rangers were busy with multiple snow related incidents last week, including the rescue of a man who fell from the South Rim Jan. 28.
The 35-year-old Flagstaff man, fell over the rock wall that surrounds the sidewalk near the El Tovar Hotel, stopping approximately 15-20 feet below the rim.
According to the Park Service, responding rangers lowered a rope down to the victim to secure himself while crews rigged for a rescue.
A ranger was then lowered on a second rope and secured the victim. The victim and ranger were then raised to the rim via a mechanical advantage system.
The male was cited for disorderly conduct after investigation revealed that he was intoxicated at the time of the fall. He was uninjured in the incident.
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