Washington man falls to death in Horseshoe Bend, Arizona



The Colorado takes a wide bend just six miles below the Glen Canyon Dam.

NPS / Brent&Dawn Davis

A tourist was seen walking outside a safety railing on a popular canyon before falling to his death, Arizona officials said.

Seyedamirhossein Mirhosseininiri, a 29-year-old man from Bothell, Wash., fell in Glen Canyon, Arizona on Feb. 14, the National Park Service said.

He was at Horseshoe Bend at the time, a popular canyon that has become one of the most recognized spots in the area.

“Witnesses reported that an adult male was outside the guardrail among a dispersed crowd and had fallen off the edge of the cliff and into the canyon below,” park rangers said in a statement. March 2 press release. “Classic Air Medical searched the bottom of the canyon.”

A medical helicopter found Mirhosseininiri’s body at the bottom of the canyon. His body was taken to a Flagstaff County medical examiner.

The incident is under investigation.

Horseshoe Bend Overlook has become a hot spot thanks to social media. Many people try to get the perfect shot from the 1,000 foot cliff.

“If visitors choose to leave the viewing platform, they should remain vigilant for their own safety and remain aware of their proximity to the cliff edge at all times,” park rangers said.

Maddie Capron is a real-time McClatchy reporter specializing in the outdoors and wildlife in the western United States. She graduated from Ohio University and previously worked at CNN, the Idaho Statesman and the Ohio Center for Investigative Journalism.


Comments are closed.