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Rangers in Grand Canyon National Park Search for Two Missing Men in South Bass Royal Arch Area  

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Date: March 23, 2010
Contact: Robin Martin, 928-638-7684

Grand Canyon, Ariz. – Grand Canyon National Park rangers are currently searching the South Bass and Royal Arch areas west of the Hermits Rest area on the park’s south rim for two overdue hikers, Isaac Rabicoff and Michael Wu, both from Kansas. 

Isaac Rabicoff is 25 years old and is described as 6 feet tall, weighing between 140 pounds and 160 pounds, with brown hair and blue eyes. He may be wearing glasses. 

Michael Wu is 25 years old and is described as 5 feet 6 inches to 5 feet 8 inches tall, weighing between 120 pounds and 150 pounds, with black hair and brown eyes. He may be wearing glasses.

Isaac Rabicoff and Michael Wu were visiting Grand Canyon National Park together and obtained a backcountry permit from the National Park Service to hike in the Royal Arch and South Bass areas beginning on March 16, 2010 and returning on March 20, 2010.

On March 22, 2010 a member of one of the men’s families reported the two men missing after they failed to return to Kansas as planned.

If you believe you have seen either Isaac Rabicoff or Michael Wu since March 15 or have information regarding their whereabouts, please contact the Grand Canyon Regional Communications Center at 928-638-7805.

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Did You Know?

SPRINGS PROVIDE OASES FOR FLORA AND FAUNA

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.