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Body recovered from below Grand Canyon's south rim

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GRAND CANYON NATIONAL PARK, AZ (CBS5/AP) -

A body has been recovered from below the canyon's south rim, Grand Canyon National Park officials said.

Park rangers received notification from the Arizona Department of Public Safety that a man might be on his way to the Grand Canyon with the intent of harming himself Monday afternoon.

They began looking for the man or his vehicle throughout the south rim area.

At about 5:30 p.m. Monday, rangers spotted what appeared to be a body some 400 feet below the rim a few miles east of Duck on a Rock on Desert View Drive.

The body was recovered, carried up to the rim and transferred to the Coconino County medical examiner.

The person's name is being withheld pending positive identification and notification of relatives. 

An investigation into the incident is being conducted by the National Park Service in coordination with the Coconino County Medical Examiner.

Copyright 2013 Associated Press. All rights reserved.  CBS 5 (KPHO Broadcasting Corporation) contributed to this report.

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