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Arizona canyon reopens day after man dies in fall from edge

March 29, 2019
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FILE - In this March 20, 2007, file photo, the Skywalk hangs over the Grand Canyon on the Hualapai Indian Reservation before its grand opening ceremony at Grand Canyon West, Ariz. Crews are searching for a tourist who slipped and fell over the edge of a Grand Canyon lookout on tribal land. The fall happened Thursday, March 28, 2019, morning on the Hualapai Tribe's reservation outside the boundaries of Grand Canyon National Park. (AP Photo/Ross D. Franklin, File)

GRAND CANYON WEST, Ariz. (AP) — A popular tourist destination on the western end of the Grand Canyon has reopened a day after a fatal fall.

Eagle Point and the Grand Canyon Skywalk had closed Thursday after a Chinese man in his 50s slipped and fell while taking photographs. His body was recovered from 1,000 (305 meters) feet below the rim.

The tourist spots are on the Hualapai (WAHL’-uh-peye) reservation, not in Grand Canyon National Park.

The Chinese consulate in Los Angeles identified the man Friday as a Macau resident. He had been traveling with a tour group from Hong Kong, which led to an initial report that he was from there.

His name hasn’t been released.

Hualapai acting police Chief Samuel Tsosie (SOH’-see) says authorities are investigating but have no indication the fall was anything but an accident.