French Teen Falls Into Grand Canyon...and Lives
A French teenager apparently got a little bold with his camera yesterday afternoon and took a tumble into the Grand Canyon while trying to take a picture.
The 18-year-old teen was near the canyon's southern rim when witnesses say he took the fall.
The teen fell about 75 feet into the canyon.
The area where he fell, Mather Point, is right behind the south rim's visitor center, so it didn't take long for rescue crews to reach him.
Paramedics rappelled down the face of the south rim, found him conscious, and brought him to safety.
He was taken by ambulance to the Flagstaff Medical Center, where park officials say he was treated for neck, wrist, and ankle injuries.
Get the ICYMI: Today's Top Stories Newsletter Our daily newsletter delivers quick clicks to keep you in the know
Catch up on the day's news and stay informed with our daily digest of the most popular news, music, food and arts stories in Phoenix, delivered to your inbox Monday through Friday.