A 25-year-old man is dead after falling more than 250 feet off of a cliff to his death as he was taking pictures at the Glen Canyon Overlook near Page, Arizona. A sheriff’s deputy rappelled to where he was and reached him around 30 minutes after the fall and confirmed he was deceased. The man suffered severe trauma. It was later identified as 25-year-old Orlando Serrano-Arzola from Phoenix, Arizona. Jon Paxton, public information officer for the Coconino County Sheriff’s Office, which is leading the investigation, said that before Serrano-Arzola fell, he was thought to be climbing rocks to get a better view.
The Coconino County Sheriff’s Office, National Park Service, Page Police Department and U.S. Bureau of Reclamation provided assistance with recovery operations. The victim was transported to the Medical Examiner’s Office in Flagstaff for an autopsy. During the body recovery operation other bones were discovered at the base of the Glen Canyon Dam Overlook. They were from another fatality in the same location. Both cases are investigated.