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Newlywed becomes fourth Briton to die in Grand Canyon helicopter crash 

A newlywed man last night became the fourth Briton to die in a Grand Canyon helicopter crash 12 days ago.

Friends of Jon Udall, 32, said he had succumbed to his injuries after going on the trip with his wife Ellie Milward.

The couple went on the trip as part of their honeymoon after getting married last year, according to Jonathan’s father, Philip.

Jon was trapped in the wreckage for eight hours before being rescued after Ellie, 29, staggered free.

They remained in a critical condition but tonight friend Chris Tucker confirmed Jon had passed away.

He wrote on a JustGiving page: “It is with a very heavy heart that I must type this.

“Our good friend Jon Udall has succumb to his injuries. He was strong, brave and I will never forget him. I will update this page when possible.

A survivor, lower right, walks away from the scene 

Teddy Fujimoto/AP

“Ellie is critical and is continuing to fight. Love, Chris.”

He is the fourth tourist to die in the crash in the Nevada desert which also killed brothers Jason, 32, and Stuart Hill, 30. Stuart’s girlfriend Becky Dobson, 27, was also killed.

The Foreign Office last night confirmed a fourth victim had died, and said it was continuing to offer support to the families involved.

Article Source : http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/2018/02/23/newlywed-becomes-fourth-briton-die-las-vegas-helicopter-crash/

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