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Hong Kong Tourist Taking Photos Dies in 1,000-Foot Grand Canyon Fall

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Grand Canyon West, Ariz. (AP) -- Two people have died at the Grand Canyon in separate incidents this week that included one man stumbling over the edge of the rim while trying to take pictures, officials said.

A helicopter lifted the body of the Hong Kong man from 1,000 feet (305 meters) below the rim Thursday afternoon at Grand Canyon West, a popular tourist destination on the Hualapai reservation outside the boundaries of the national park, spokesman David Leibowitz said. His identity hasn't been released.