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Driver survives 200-foot plunge off South Rim

Driver survives 200-foot plunge off South Rim

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A 21-year-old man who plunged in his car 200 feet over the South Rim of the Grand Canyon has walked away with minor injuries.

A spokesperson for Grand Canyon National Park said the man's vehicle landed in a tree 200 feet below Twin Overlooks on Desert View Drive.

The incident occurred Monday around 7:45 p.m. when the man said he accidentally drove his vehicle over the rim. When the vehicle came to rest, he said he crawled out, climbed back up to the rim and flagged a passing motorist, who called park rangers.

The man was treated at the scene and refused an air ambulance ride. Instead, he was transported by ground ambulance to Flagstaff Medical Center for non-life-threatening injuries.

Rangers returned Tuesday morning and found the vehicle lodged in a tree where the driver said it was. They are still developing a plan to remove the vehicle.

 

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