Expect Warm and Dry Conditions through Thursday
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 »
Visitor Fatality at Grand Canyon National Park
Contact: KirbyLynn Shedlowski , 928-638-7958
Contact: Maureen Oltrogge, 928-638-7903
Grand Canyon, Ariz. – On Sunday, March 9 at approximatelythe Grand Canyon Regional Communications Center received a report of an unresponsive male at the South Entrance Station.
A National Park Service ranger was located at the South Entrance Station and arrived on scene within minutes of the call and initiated CPR and administered an AED (Automated External Defibrillator). Paramedics responded and continued to provide CPR and use of the AED. All efforts to resuscitate the victim were unsuccessful.
The 59 year old man, Brian Brewer, from West Virginia was visiting the park with family. He had complained of not feeling well and was on route to his hotel when he became unresponsive.
An investigation into the incident is being conducted by the National Park Service in coordination with the Coconino County Medical Examiner. No further information is available at this time.
Did You Know?
From Yavapai Point on the South Rim of the Grand Canyon, the drop to the Colorado River below is 4,600 feet (1,400 m). The elevation at river level is 2,450 feet (750 m) above sea level. Without the Colorado River, a perennial river in a desert environment, the Grand Canyon would not exist.