Falls, heat and murder: What's really killing people at the Grand Canyon

USA TODAY

The body of a 67-year-old California man was found 400 feet below the South Rim last week after he fell from the edge in the Grand Canyon Village.

A tour helicopter crashed in 2018, killing five near the West Rim of the Grand Canyon. 

A Texas doctor died from heat exhaustion after she separated from her children in search of water while hiking the canyon in 2017. 

A California prospector with a severe fear of snakes was hiking down Snake Gulch Trail in 1933 when he encountered a rattlesnake. The snake rattled at the man and made a partial strike, causing the prospector to die of heart failure. 

These are just a few of the nearly 800 people — not counting those who died by suicide — who have died in the Grand Canyon. 

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