A Warm Day Friday with Light Winds
Expect breezy southwest winds this weekend as a cold front moves north of the Grand Canyon region. Maximum temperatures cool to seasonal normals from Sunday through Wednesday. More »
Bat Tests Positive for Rabies in Grand Canyon National Park
Public Health Alert, October 2014: A bat recently removed from an area along the Colorado River within Grand Canyon National Park has tested positive for rabies. Any persons having physical contact with bats in the 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?
During the summer months temperatures within the Grand Canyon are extremely high. Plan your day so you are not hiking between the hours of 10am and 4pm. Take a break near shade and water to avoid the worst heat of day. Enjoy a predawn start and a late afternoon finish. More...