Body Discovered in Grand Canyon National Park Below Navajo Bridge
Contact: Shannan Marcak, 928-638-7958
Grand Canyon, Ariz. - At approximately 10:30 a.m. on Thursday, November 17, rangers at Lees Ferry received a report from Peregrine Fund employees of unusual condor activity in the vicinity of Navajo Bridge which spans the Colorado River five miles below Lees Ferry.
Upon receiving the report, two rangers responded to the area and discovered the body of an unidentified male just below Navajo Bridge, approximately 20 feet from the water on river right.
After conducting initial investigations, rangers transported the body via boat up river to Lees Ferry where it was transferred to the Coconino County Medical Examiner.
An investigation into the incident is being conducted by the National Park Service with the assistance of the Coconino County Medical Examiner.
No additional information is available at this time.
Did You Know?
The more recent Kaibab limestone caprock, on the rims of the Grand Canyon, formed 270 million years ago. In contrast, the oldest rocks within the Inner Gorge at the bottom of Grand Canyon date to 1.84 billion years ago. Geologists currently set the age of Earth at 4.5 billion years.