So many in fact that the number has helped make Grand Canyon National Park the deadliest national park in the United States of America.

5.9  million people a year pay a visit to Grand Canyon National Park and not all of them make it back home. Such was the case with a 33 year old man who recently fell to his death from the canyons' famed "Skywalk".

The Mohave County Sheriffs Office posted details along with the Suicide Prevention Hotline phone number on their Facebook page indicating this may have been a suicide.

He was not the first to fall into the canyon and probably won't be the last. Every year, on average, 12 people die there. 2 or 3 from falls.

At least 56 people have been reported missing from the Arizona park from 2018 through Feburary, and at least six people were found dead, according to records obtained via a Freedom of Information Act request.

Experts say the death toll at the vast park is likely higher than records reflect. - nypost

Why Do Sone Deaths At The Grand Canyon Go Unreported?

The reason the number of deaths may be under reported is because of the sheer scale of the canyon. It's 277 miles long, 18 miles wide and about a mile deep.

It would be easy for someone to suffer some misfortune within the park and never be found. The park is generally pretty safe, just BE CAREFUL.

Other ways to die there include animal encounters, (rattlesnakes, bears, etc.), along with drownings, (the Coloradoo river flows through the base of the canyon), heat stroke and dehydration. Not to mention suicides.

If You Are Considering Suicide, Please Get Help.

It is sad to think that suicide may have been the case here. If you or someone you know is exhibiting suicidal behavior, please call 1-800-273-TALK (8255).

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