Kentucky man — and a motorbike — discovered after 465-foot Grand Canyon fall, officers say


A lacking Kentucky man was discovered useless after a 465-foot fall from the Grand Canyon, in accordance with the National Park Service.

A motorbike was additionally discovered beside the physique of John Pennington, a 40-year-old man from Walton, officers say.

He was believed to have entered the Grand Canyon round Feb. 23 and deserted his automobile at Yaki Point, a scenic overlook, officers say.

Park rangers searched a number of days for Pennington, who was reported lacking Sunday. Pennington was discovered Wednesday about 465 toes beneath the rim of the South Kaibab Trailhead, officers say.

His physique was transported by helicopter to the Coconino County Medical Examiner’s Office, the National Park Service stated. An investigation is underway.

Last yr, Canadian officers stated a person by the identical identify, age and hometown was caught twice coming into the nation in violation of COVID-19 border restrictions, McClatchy News reported. He confronted a effective as much as $750,000.

Pennington denied breaking rules and stated he was touring from Alaska to the U.S., in accordance with Cochrane Today. He nonetheless confronted the fees following a Feb. eight digital courtroom listening to, the publication reported.

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