GRAND CANYON WEST, AZ - JUNE 12: Visitors are seen at the Grand Canyon Skywalk June 12, 2009 in Grand Canyon West, Arizona. The Skywalk is a one-of-a-kind glass bottom, cantilever bridge built 4,000 feet above the Colorado River. (Photo by…
Photographer: Ethan Miller
GRAND CANYON NATIONAL PARK, Ariz. - A French tourist has survived a 75-foot fall off the South Rim of the Grand Canyon.
Witnesses say the 18-year-old man reportedly slipped Thursday afternoon while taking pictures near the rim. Park rangers received a report of a man falling over the edge of Mather Point, which is a short walk behind the South Rim's visitor center.
Paramedics rappelled down to the man's location, found him conscious and stabilized him so he could be airlifted out of the canyon and transported by ambulance to Flagstaff Medical Center.
Park officials say the man -- whose name and hometown have not been released -- was treated for wrist, ankle and neck injuries.
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