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Old 04-05-2019, 02:42 AM
 
Location: Pennsylvania
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Death at the Grand Canyon is the news again.

Obviously, the solution here is for government to step in, regulate these dangerous areas "for the public's own good", perhaps put a big wall in front of the entire area to keep people safe.
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Old 04-05-2019, 03:41 AM
 
Location: DFW - Coppell / Las Colinas
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If I wanted to commit suicide yet leave my Life Insurance to my family, I might go "fall" off a cliff at the Grand Canyon.

I've been to the GC several times and was smart enough to stay away from the extreme edge. Haven't fallen off yet.
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Old 04-05-2019, 06:45 AM
 
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Several years ago I went to the GC with my 80-year old dad. Both of us were regularly surprised and frightened by how many people insisted on standing right on the edge for "just the right selfie." I'm actually surprised that there aren't a lot more people falling to their deaths.
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Old 04-05-2019, 06:46 AM
 
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Natural Selection is working
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Old 04-05-2019, 07:53 AM
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Location: Bel Air, California
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Several years ago I went to the GC with my 80-year old dad. Both of us were regularly surprised and frightened by how many people insisted on standing right on the edge for "just the right selfie." I'm actually surprised that there aren't a lot more people falling to their deaths.
many of them probably go unreported by the people they were with, who likely walked back to the gift shop to buy a snow globe or other keepsake and think to themselves; "good riddance"

my wife and I would have walked down to the bottom while there but elected not to out of concern with someone landing on us
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Old 04-05-2019, 08:16 AM
 
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I'm surprised more haven't died with how many have taken unnecessary risks there.
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Old 04-05-2019, 08:20 AM
 
Location: Texas
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I remember looking at the unguarded edge and not wanting to get closer than 6 feet from it. Loose dirt, mud, a slight slope you can't see...no effin way.
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Old 04-05-2019, 08:53 AM
 
Location: Pennsylvania
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many of them probably go unreported by the people they were with, who likely walked back to the gift shop to buy a snow globe or other keepsake and think to themselves; "good riddance"

my wife and I would have walked down to the bottom while there but elected not to out of concern with someone landing on us
You can't be serious. You've got a better chance of winning the lottery than you do of someone falling on you at the Grand Canyon.
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Old 04-05-2019, 08:53 AM
 
Location: Nantahala National Forest, NC
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I'm surprised more haven't died with how many have taken unnecessary risks there.


I read a book on just how many accidents and deaths there have been...it was amazing. Most due to stupidity taking photos or lack of prep from hikers...
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Old 04-05-2019, 09:03 AM
 
Location: Scottsdale, AZ
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I read a book on just how many accidents and deaths there have been...it was amazing. Most due to stupidity taking photos or lack of prep from hikers...

They sell that book in the gift shop at the El Tovar hotel.

Apparently not enough people are buying it.
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