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Burbank man falls to his death at Grand Canyon National Park

A Burbank resident fell to his death at Grand Canyon National Park on Friday.

The incident occurred around 1 p.m. on the South Rim of the Grand Canyon. An eyewitness report indicated the man, identified as 42-year-old Andrew N. Stires, was trying to jump from one outcropping to another just off the rim trail when he fell.

Park rangers responded and with assistance from a National Park Service helicopter crew found Stires' body about 500 feet below the rim.

Because of high winds and lightning Friday afternoon, park rangers were not able to recover the body until the following day.

-- Kelly Burgess

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