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Ohio man rescued after fall at Grand Canyon

GRAND CANYON NATIONAL PARK — An Ohio man who was peering over the edge of the Grand Canyon and lost his balance was rescued after falling 60 feet.

Grand Canyon National Park spokeswoman Maureen Oltrogge says the 47-year-old man had planned to hike to a backcountry camping area below the South Rim on Tuesday when he fell.

A visitor heard the man’s pleas for help, and park rangers found him injured on a trail.

He was airlifted out of the canyon and treated for non life-threatening injuries at a Flagstaff hospital. About 20 people were involved in the rescue operation.

Park officials reminded visitors Wednesday to be cautious of their footing when hiking in the canyon or along the rim.

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