Popular Arizona tourist destination reopens day after man dies in fall from edge

GRAND CANYON WEST, Ariz. (AP) - A popular tourist destination on the western end of the Grand Canyon has reopened a day after a fatal fall.

Eagle Point and the Grand Canyon Skywalk had closed Thursday after a Chinese man in his 50s slipped and fell while taking photographs. His body was recovered from 1,000 feet (305 meters) below the rim.

The tourist spots are on the Hualapai reservation, not in Grand Canyon National Park.

The Chinese consulate in Los Angeles identified the man Friday as a Macau resident. Macau is a former Portuguese colony located to the west of Hong Kong.

According to Hong Kong-based English newspaper South China Morning Post, the victim is believed to be in his 50s, and was traveling with 11 other tourists on a seven-day West Coast trip that was organized by a Hong Kong-based travel company.

The victim's name hasn't been released, but Macanese state broadcaster TDM is reporting that the city-state's Tourism Crisis Management Office is coordinating with tour company and Chinese government officials to obtain visas for the family to fly to the United States.

Hualapai acting police Chief Samuel Tsosie says authorities are investigating but have no indication the fall was anything but an accident.