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  • Expect Isolated Afternoon and Evening Thunderstorms Through the Weekend

    Monsoonal weather patterns have moved into the Grand Canyon area decreasing fire danger. As a result, on Tuesday, July 8 at 8 a.m. fire managers lifted fire restrictions within Grand Canyon National Park. More »

  • Two Bats Collected in the Park Have Tested Positive for Rabies

    One on the North Kaibab Trail and the other at Tusayan Ruin/Museum. Any persons having physical contact with bats in Grand Canyon National Park, please call 928-638-7767. Rabies can be prevented if appropriate medical care is given following an exposure. More »

Man Who Died in Single-Vehicle Accident Identified

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Date: August 27, 2010
Contact: Shannan Marcak, (928)638-7958

Grand Canyon, Ariz. – The man killed in a single-vehicle accident on the South Rim of Grand Canyon National Park has been identified as 22 year old Randy Nelson of Chambers, Arizona.

Nelson died as a result of injuries he sustained when a pick-up truck he was riding in ran into a tree near the intersection of Center and Shuttle Bus Roads in Grand Canyon Village at about 6:30 p.m. on Monday, August 23.

An investigation into the incident is being conducted by the National Park Service with the assistance of the Coconino County Sheriff’s Office and the Arizona Department of Public Safety.

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Did You Know?

WHITEWATER RAFTING

There are different river trip opportunities through Grand Canyon National Park, including professionally guided raft trips, available to the public and often reserved a year or two in advance; and self-guided, or "private" river trips, made available to the public through a weighted lottery. More...