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Motorist Plunges to Death in Grand Canyon

Authorities say a man has driven over the edge of the Grand Canyon and plunged 600 feet to his death.

Grand Canyon National Park spokeswoman Shannan Marcak says rescue personnel found the vehicle and the body of a male below the South Rim.

"Plans for retrieval of the body and the vehicle are being made at this time," Marcak said.

The National Park Service is investigating. Marcak says no additional information was immediately available.

The incident happened around 6 a.m. Monday near the El Tovar Hotel.