Dry and Warmer from Today into Early Next 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 »
Grand Canyon Rangers Search for Woman Missing from River Trip
Contact: Shannan Marcak, 928-638-7958
Initial helicopter search operations were begun and rangers were flown to the scene where it was determined that 21-year old Kaitlin Anne Kenney of Englewood, Colorado had last been seen Friday night at her group's camp located at river mile 134.5 near Tapeats Creek (on the north side of the river.)
Today, based on their investigations and search efforts so far, ground-based search teams are intensifying their search efforts in the Tapeats Creek area.
Twenty-one year old Kaitlin Kenney is described as 5-feet 5-inches tall, weighing 125 pounds. She has brown hair and brown eyes and was last seen wearing a tan knee length coat, hiking boots, rugged tan pants, a long-sleeved grey shirt, multi-colored scarf and black knit cap.
If you think you have seen Kaitlin Kenney since Friday, January 11 or that you may have information that would aid in the park's search efforts, please contact the Grand Canyon tip line at 928-638-7767.
No additional information is available at this time.
Did You Know?
The elk found within Grand Canyon National Park weigh as much as 1,000 pounds (450 kg), and have been known to injure people who approach them. Never approach wild animals. It is dangerous, and illegal, to feed the wild animals in a national park. Violators will be fined.