Driver Survives Plunge Off South Rim At Grand Canyon National Park

Not everyone who drives their car off the South Rim of Grand Canyon National Park survives the fall, but this young man did.

The unidentified 21-year-old was found in the road on Desert View Drive near Twin Overlooks shortly before 8 p.m. Monday. He told those who found him that he had accidentally driven his vehicle off the rim, according to a park release.

When rangers reached the scene, the young man told them he had managed to get out of his wrecked vehicle, climb back up to the South Rim, and wave down a passing motorist.

After receiving initial treatment at the scene for unspecified injuries, the man was taken by ambulance to the Flagstaff Medical Center in Flagstaff, Arizona, for non-life-threatening injuries.

Rangers spotted the man's vehicle about 200 feet below the rim, lodging against a tree. They are trying to figure out how to remove it from the canyon.

Comments

Accidentally!!? How does one do something so bird brained? Are they sure it wasn't an unsuccessful suicide (which would even be more bird brained!)?

Any wagers on texting while driving?

Txtng is precisely what I was thinking.

The evolutionary process of natural selection was unnaturally kind to this individual. This time.

Maybe this guy should get together with the tour group from Yellowstone.....
Texting, sexting, gawking, having a Kodak moment or whatever, better luck next time bud!