Expect Isolated Thunderstorm Activity Through Thursday. A Greater Chance on the Weekend
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. Any persons having physical contact with bats in Grand Canyon National Park, please call 928-638-7779. Rabies can be prevented if appropriate medical care is given following an exposure. More »
Body of man recovered from below South Rim of Grand Canyon National Park
Contact: Maureen Oltrogge, 928-638-7779
Grand Canyon, Ariz. – Park rangers recovered the body of a man 200 feet below the South Rim of Grand Canyon National Park this afternoon.
Shortly before 12:30 p.m., the Grand Canyon Regional Communications Center began receiving calls from park visitors regarding a man over the edge in an area between Mather Point and Pipe Creek Vista located approximately two miles east of the South Rim Village. His body was located a short time later by park rangers who had initially responded by helicopter. Park search and rescue rangers then rappelled down to where the man’s body had been located and prepared the body for transport via helicopter to the South Rim of Grand Canyon National Park. His body will be transferred to the Coconino County Medical Examiner, located in Flagstaff, Ariz., later today.
The man had been visiting the park with his son, daughter-in-law and other extended family.
An investigation will be completed by the National Park Service. The man’s identification is being withheld pending notification of additional family members. No further details regarding the incident are available at this time.
Did You Know?
The impacts caused by tamarisk within the Grand Canyon are well documented. These prolific non-native shrubs displace native vegetation and animals, alter soil salinity, and increase fire frequency. What is park management doing about this exotic plant? More...