Showers and Thunderstorms Possible Today, Then a Drying Trend Later in the 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 »
Body Found Near Yaki Point in Grand Canyon National Park
Contact: Shannan Marcak, 928-638-7958
Grand Canyon, Ariz. - At approximately 7:55 a.m., the Grand Canyon Regional Communications Center received a report of a deceased person on the South Kaibab Trail.
Upon arriving at the scene, rangers found the body of an unidentified male about one-third mile from the trailhead which is located near Yaki Point. Rangers made their initial investigations, then transferred the body to a litter and prepared it for transport.
The body was carried by rangers to the rim and then transported to the park's Emergency Operations Center where it will be transferred to the Coconino County Medical Examiner.
An investigation into the incident is being conducted by the National Park Service in collaboration with the Coconino County Medical Examiner.
No further information is available at this time.
Did You Know?
The impacts caused by tamarisk within the Grand Canyon are well documented. These prolific non-native shrubs displace native vegetation and animals, alter soil salinity, and increase fire frequency. What is park management doing about this exotic plant? More...