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Body Found on January 12 in Grand Canyon National Park Identified

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Date: January 19, 2012
Contact: Shannan Marcak, 928-638-7958

Grand Canyon, Ariz. - A body found near Yaki Point in Grand Canyon National Park has been identified as that of 41 year-old Peter Reichner of Glenside, Pennsylvania.   

Mr. Reichner's body was found on Thursday, January 12, next to the South Kaibab Trail about one-third mile from the trailhead which is located near Yaki Point on the South Rim.   

It has been determined that Mr. Reichner died of injuries sustained in a fall. 

An investigation into the incident is ongoing and is being conducted by the National Park Service in cooperation with the Coconino County Medical Examiner. 

No further information is available at this time.

-NPS-

Did You Know?

GRAND CANYON ROCKS

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 estimate the age of Earth at 4.5 billion years.