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Hiker Fatality on the North Kaibab Trail in Grand Canyon National Park

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Date: July 11, 2014
Contact: Kirby-Lynn Shedlowski, 928-638-7958

Grand Canyon, Ariz – At 2:20 p.m. the Grand Canyon Regional Communications Center received a 911 call from a visitor reporting CPR in progress on a male hiker on the North Kaibab Trail.

National Park Service personnel responded to the scene and continued CPR, however all efforts to resuscitate the victim were unsuccessful. The individual was located approximately one-half mile down trail from the North Kaibab Trailhead.

An investigation into the incident is being conducted by the National Park Service in coordination with the Coconino County Medical Examiner. No additional information is available at this time.

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