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.