A man fell off a cliff at the Glen Canyon National Recreation Park in Coconino County, Arizona, on Sunday, October 4th. In a press release, the National Park Service said that 25-year-old Orlando Serrano-Arzola fell while taking pictures.
The release disclosed that the victim was on top of the rim overlooking the Colorado River at the Glen Canyon Dam Overlook when he fell. The accident report showed that he landed about 100 feet and slid another 150 feet.
The Coconino County Sheriff’s Office said that before Serrano-Arzola fell, he climbed rocks to get a better view. The Public Information Officer Jon Paxton noted that the victim lost his footing or rock hold when he tried to climb back out.
The sheriff’s office arrived within 30 minutes of the occurrence and pronounced the man dead at the scene. They disclosed that they found another set of human remains and are currently investigating to discover who it belonged to.
The recreation park covers more than 1.25 million acres of land in Arizona and Utah. Navigating parks of this nature require safety guidelines, and hikers must ensure they acquaint themselves with the knowledge of the area, weather, and terrain.
Travel with a responsible companion in case of emergencies, be in good physical condition and maintain a solid footing when traveling near cliffs. Stay on developed trails, or dry, rock-solid areas. Wear appropriate clothing, know basic first aid, make camp before dark, and avoid drinking if going near cliffs.
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