Expect Afternoon & Evening Thunderstorms. Flash Flood Watch Through 9pm Monday
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 928-638-7779. Rabies can be prevented if appropriate medical care is given following an exposure. More »
Rangers Respond to Report of Train Passenger with Difficulty Breathing
Contact: Shannan Marcak, 928-638-7958
Grand Canyon, Ariz. – On Tuesday, June 28, at 3:15 p.m., the Grand Canyon Regional Communications Center received a report from Grand Canyon Railways staff of a train passenger with difficulty breathing.
According to dispatch time stamps, rangers were on scene within five minutes and found the male passenger to be unresponsive and no longer breathing.CPR was in process by 3:21 p.m.
In spite of the rapid response time, park emergency responders were not able to revive 72-year old John Debelack of Saddlebrooke, Arizona.
The Grand Canyon Railways departure to Williams, Arizona was delayed by approximately 40 minutes as a result of the incident.
The National Park Service would like to thank the train passengers who remained calm and allowed rangers to do their jobs, and Grand Canyon Railways staff who responded quickly and provided seamless assistance and accommodation throughout the incident.
Did You Know?
There are approximately 1,737 known species of vascular plants, 167 species of fungi, 64 species of moss and 195 species of lichen found in Grand Canyon National Park. This variety is largely due to the 6,000 foot elevation change from the river up to the highest point on the North Rim. More...