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 »
Rangers Recover Body from Below South Rim
Contact: Shannan Marcak, 928-638-7958
Grand Canyon, Ariz. - At approximately 3:15 p.m. on Monday, March 4, the Grand Canyon Regional Communications Center received notification from the Arizona Department of Public Safety that a man might be on his way to the park with the intent of harming himself.
With no information available to narrow the search, rangers began looking for the man or his vehicle throughout the South Rim - from Hermits Rest, through Grand Canyon Village and out to Desert View.
At approximately 5:30 p.m., rangers spotted what appeared to be a body located approximately 400 feet below the rim a few miles east of Duck on a Rock on Desert View Drive. The body was recovered, carried up to the rim and transferred to the Coconino County Medical Examiner.
The identity of the victim is being withheld pending positive identification and notification of next of kin. No additional information is available at this time.
An investigation into the incident is being conducted by the National Park Service in coordination with the Coconino County Medical Examiner.
Did You Know?
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.