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UPDATE: Grand Canyon Rangers Search for Woman Missing from River Trip

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21-year old Kaitlin Kenney
Photo provided by Justin Kenney

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News Release Date: January 15, 2013
Contact: Shannan Marcak, 928-638-7958

Grand Canyon, Ariz. – Twenty-one year old Kaitlin Kenney of Englewood, Colorado remains missing in Grand Canyon National Park; and an extensive search by the National Park Service has turned up no additional clues as to her whereabouts. 

Kenney was last seen Friday, January 11, at a river camp located near Tapeats Creek on the north side of the Colorado River in Grand Canyon National Park.  

Rangers used the park's helicopter to search the river corridor and area trails for two days after she was reported missing. In addition, ground-based search and rescue teams thoroughly searched the accessible trails, beaches, drainages and backcountry areas in the vicinity.  

With no additional clues to guide search efforts on land, the decision was made to scale the search back to a continuous, but limited mode in which rangers and pilots will continue to search for clues when in the area. In addition, flyers with Kenney's picture and description remain posted at popular river trip launch and takeout points; and anyone who may have information regarding her whereabouts is encouraged to call the park tip line at 928-638-7767.Any additional clues collected will guide future search efforts. 

No additional information is available at this time.

 

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Did You Know?

PLANTS IN THE GRAND CANON

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...