Man survives 90-foot fall in Grand Canyon

GRAND CANYON — A man hiked out of the Grand Canyon relatively unscathed after falling nearly 100 feet in a slot canyon.

Fox13 News reports that the Kanab man, Nick Smith of outdoor guide company “Seldom Seen Adventures,” was in the national park’s Soap Creek Canyon when the fall occurred.

In the video, Smith can be heard yelling, “I’m okay! Somehow!” to his climbing companions above.

Watch video in the media player top of this report.

Smith said he is sore but broke no bones in the fall.

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  • Bender February 7, 2017 at 6:14 pm

    You don’t sound OK Nick.

    FYI author and headline writer Soap Creek is not in the Grand Canyon. It’s in Marble Canyon between Glen Canyon and the Grand Canyon. Entrance to this hike is near Cliff Dweller’s Lodge on US 89A just before Navajo Bridge (if you were heading South to Flagstaff from Southern Utah).

  • .... February 7, 2017 at 8:20 pm

    This guy should play the lottery !

    • Real Life February 8, 2017 at 8:09 am

      This guy should get a job!

  • Who February 8, 2017 at 9:49 am

    was in the national park’s Soap Creek Canyon when the fall occurred. These include not only Soap Creek Canyon, but also places such as Rider Canyon, Jackass Wash, Badger Creek and Soap Creek – all side canyons of the Colorado River in Grand Canyon National Park.

    • Bender February 8, 2017 at 11:15 am

      _Who_ your post is confusing. Are you saying there is a different Soap Creek canyoneering route within Grand Canyon National Park boundaries? If so would you please help me with location?

    • Bender February 8, 2017 at 1:27 pm

      This video of “Soap Creek, Cliff Dwellers, AZ” is posted on the website of Seldom Seen Adventures:

      Soap Creek Canyon is about 50 miles from Grand Canyon National Park.

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