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Grand Canyon Investigators Seeking Information in Search for Missing Man

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Date: October 10, 2012
Contact: Shannan Marcak, 928-638-7958
Contact: Maureen Oltrogge, 928-638-7779

Yamada- Passport Photo
Rangers are trying to locate Yoshikazu Yamada.
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Grand Canyon, Ariz. - Rangers in Grand Canyon National park are searching for a man that was last seen waiting to get on a commercial tour bus near Bright Angel Lodge in Grand Canyon National Park. The man had been traveling with a companion and failed to get on the bus Saturday afternoon, October 6. His companion reported him missing.

The missing man has been identified as 76-year old Yoshikazu Yamada, a Japanese National. Yamada is 5'6" tall, weighs 150 pounds, has grey hair and brown eyes and wears glasses. He was last seen wearing a grey short sleeve button down shirt, light brown photography vest, black pants, black tennis shoes, and a brown sun hat.  (Please, see attached missing person flyer.)

Park investigators are asking anyone that may have seen Mr. Yamada on or since October 6, or who might have information about his whereabouts to call the park's Silent Witness line at 928-638-7766.

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