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