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?
There are approximately 1,737 known species of vascular plants, 167 species of fungi, 64 species of moss and 195 species of lichen found in Grand Canyon National Park. This variety is largely due to the 6,000 foot elevation change from the river up to the highest point on the North Rim. More...