A helicopter crew happened upon the wreckage of a vehicle about 500 feet below the rim of the Grand Canyon, and a body was found nearby, a park spokeswoman said Friday.

The crew was responding to an unrelated medical call on a canyon trail when it spotted the wrecked vehicle late Thursday in an area known as the Abyss, park spokeswoman Maureen Oltrogge said.

The unidentified body was spotted about 150 feet above the wreckage and about four miles west of Grand Canyon Village, the park's main entry point.

Other details, including when the vehicle crashed, were not immediately clear. The body was expected to be retrieved Friday, and the crash was being investigated, Oltrogge said.