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Body Discovered Below Navajo Bridge in Grand Canyon National Park Identified

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Date: December 12, 2011
Contact: Shannan Marcak, 928-638-7958

Grand Canyon, Ariz. - A body found below Navajo Bridge on November 17 has been identified as that of 52-year-old James Waibel of Glendale, Arizona.

The body was discovered after rangers at Lees Ferry responded to a report by Peregrine Fund employees of unusual condor activity in the vicinity of the bridge, located approximately five miles below Lees Ferry.

Mr. Waibel had been missing since October 24. The cause and manner of death are still under investigation.

An investigation into this incident is being conducted by the National Park Service with the assistance of the Coconino County Medical Examiner.

-NPS-

Did You Know?

THE INNER GORGE OF THE GRAND CANYON, 1200 feet (366m)

Within the Grand Canyon, the rugged, V-shaped Inner Gorge rises darkly from the Colorado River. The broad shelf above it is the Tonto Platform, which spreads like a green blanket across both sides of the canyon. The Inner Gorge achieves a depth of over 1200 feet (366m)