There are 12 accidental deaths per year at the Grand Canyon. This time, however, one death hits close to home.

Andrey Privin was pronounced dead on Tuesday July 3 after falling 500 feet at the Grand Canyon. People reported: "a visitor had climbed over a railing at Mather Point, then lost footing and fell."

Privin, 24, from Buffalo Grove, "was days away from starting a career as a nurse" according to the Chicago Tribune.

His death was quite the shock for his co-workers at the NorthShore University HealthSystem telling People, "We offer our heartfelt condolences to his family during this difficult time."

A GoFundMe was arranged to help Privin's parents with funeral expenses. The goal has already been reached, less than 4 days after his death.

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