Rangers Investigate Report of Fatality on North Rim of Grand Canyon National Park
Contact: Shannan Marcak, 928-638-7958
Grand Canyon, Ariz. - On Monday, October 3, at approximately 8:43 a.m., the Grand Canyon Regional Communications Center received a visitor report of a possible fatality at the Cape Royal Trailhead located on the North Rim of Grand Canyon National Park.
Upon arriving at the scene, emergency responders found the body of a white male, approximately 70 years of age, lying next to a vehicle. Rangers conducted their initial investigations then transported the body to the South Rim helibase via helicopter where it will be met by the Coconino County Medical Examiner.
The identity of the deceased is being withheld pending notification of next of kin.
An investigation into the incident is being conducted by the National Park Service and the Coconino County Medical Examiner.
Did You Know?
From Yavapai Point on the South Rim of the Grand Canyon, the drop to the Colorado River below is 4,600 feet (1,400 m). The elevation at river level is 2,450 feet (750 m) above sea level. Without the Colorado River, a perennial river in a desert environment, the Grand Canyon would not exist.