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Body Found Near Yaki Point in Grand Canyon National Park

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Date: January 12, 2012
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. 

-NPS-

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