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Horseshoe Bend visitor dies in 1,000-foot fall

Mar 2, 2022, 6:18 PM
FILE: The Colorado River wraps around Horseshoe Bend on March 30, 2015 in Page, Arizona. (Photo by ...
FILE: The Colorado River wraps around Horseshoe Bend on March 30, 2015 in Page, Arizona. (Photo by Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)
(Photo by Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)

PAGE, Arizona – A man fell to his death at Horseshoe Bend Overlook on Valentine’s Day after witnesses reported seeing him outside the safety railing, according to a news release today.

The National Park Service said they responded shortly after 2 p.m. on February 14th, utilizing a helicopter to perform a search at the bottom of the canyon.

At 3:08 p.m., Classic Air Medical located the victim and then, in coordination with NPS Rangers, recovered the body and transported him to NPS Wahweap Fire Station, according to the joint news release from Coconino County Sheriff’s Office and the National Park Service (NPS) Glen Canyon Regional.

Authorities say the body was then taken to a nearby medical examiner and has now been identified as Seyedamirhossein Mirhosseininiri, age 29, of Bothell, Washington.

“It is recommended that visitors to Horseshoe Bend Overlook recreate responsibly by staying behind the safety railings to ensure their safety at the edge of the 1,000-foot cliff,” the press release said. “If visitors choose to leave the viewing platform they must remain vigilant to ensure their own safety and maintain awareness of their proximity to the cliff edge at all times.”

The sheriff’s office, NPS and the medical examiner’s office are still investigating the incident, according to the release.

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Horseshoe Bend visitor dies in 1,000-foot fall