Latin America & Caribbean

Tourist dies in Machu Picchu taking photo

Llama grazing on mountain overlooking Machu Picchu, Peru.
Image caption More than one million visitors made the journey to Machu Picchu in 2014 alone

The body of a German tourist has been recovered from a ravine after he fell while visiting the ancient site of Machu Picchu in the Peruvian Andes.

Oliver Park, 51, ignored safety signs and warnings from wardens and went into a restricted area close to the edge of a cliff on Wednesday, officials say.

They say he tried to pose for a photograph of himself leaping as if in flight but lost his footing.

Rescuers found the body on Thursday and took it to a local police station.

Police said his body would be taken to a morgue in the city of Cusco.

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