Expect Isolated Showers and Thunderstorms Sunday - Then Dryer and Warmer Next Week
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. Rabies can be prevented if appropriate medical care is given following an exposure. Any persons having physical contact with bats in Grand Canyon National Park, please follow this link. More »
Rangers Respond to Report of CPR in Progress on the River
Contact: Shannan Marcak, 928-638-7958
Grand Canyon, AZ. – On Monday, January 10, at approximately 11:40 a.m., the Grand Canyon Regional Communications Center received a report from a private river trip of CPR in progress.
Rangers were dispatched via helicopter to river mile 44.5 on the Colorado River just below President Harding Rapid. Upon arriving at the scene, rangers took over efforts to revive the 40 – 45 year-old male kayaker, but were unsuccessful.
Members of the party reported looking back after they had successfully navigated the rapid to see the man's kayak upside down in the water. They retrieved him as quickly as possible, then began CPR and called for assistance.
At approximately 4:30 p.m., the body was retrieved via helicopter and flown to the South Rim where it was met by the Coconino County Medical Examiner.
The kayaker's name is being withheld pending notification of next of kin. The National Park Service is conducting an investigation into the incident.
Did You Know?
Each year, thousands of hikers enter the Grand Canyon on the Bright Angel Trail. They follow a route established by prehistoric people for two key reasons: water and access. Water emerges from springs at Indian Garden, and a fault creates a break in the cliffs, providing access to the springs.