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A Body Is Recovered From The Grand Canyon Friday

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Search and rescue crews removed a body from near Mather Point at the South Rim of the Grand Canyon Friday. National Park officials received a call at around 12:35 p.m. that a visitor fell from the rim west of Mather Point. Rangers located 59-year-old Maria Salgado Lopez from Scottsdale from about 100 feet below. Officials say she had been hiking off trail and taking pictures with family when she accidentally stepped off the edge. Her body has been taken to the Coconino County Medical Examiner’s Office and an investigation is ongoing. National Park officials encourage all visitors to stay on designated trails and walkways and always keep a safe distance from the edge of the rim, staying behind railings, fences and overlooks.