Expect a Good Chance of Showers and Thunderstorms Through the 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 Recover Body from Colorado River
Contact: Shannan Marcak, 928-638-7958
Grand Canyon, Ariz. - At approximately 4:30 p.m. on Thursday, March 21, the Grand Canyon Regional Communications Center received a satellite phone report from a private river trip that a woman's body had been found at river mile 165, which is located near Tuckup Canyon. Due to pending darkness, rangers were unable to fly to the scene until the following morning.
At approximately 9 a.m. on Friday, March 22, rangers were flown to the scene to begin their investigations and prepare the body for transport. The body was transported to the rim by helicopter at approximately 11:30 a.m. and was transferred to the Coconino County Medical Examiner.
The woman's name 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 collaboration with the Coconino County Medical Examiner's office.
Did You Know?
Within the Grand Canyon, the type and abundance of organisms is directly related to the presence or absence of water. The Colorado River and its tributaries, as well as springs, seeps, stock tanks and ephemeral pools provide oases to flora and fauna in this semi-arid southwest desert area.