Tourist falls off Mather Point at the Grand Canyon

Park rangers said they received a call around 4:15 p.m. Tuesday about a park visitor falling off the rim of the canyon west of Mather Point. Friends and family told KCCI that Gom Dang was posing for a picture when he fell to his death.

“He started handing me his phone,” Ruot said. “I don’t know, I guess I was a little far from him or whatever the case was, and he slipped backward. He fell with his back, and he rolled over.”

NPS Story

His family has established a GoFundMe to defer costs of getting his body transported to his home state of Iowa.

Family’s remarks and GoFundMe

Iowa Local News story


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