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Visitor Fatality on South Kaibab Trail in Grand Canyon National Park

View looking towards the Colorado River from the South Kaibab Trail. The Kaibab Suspension Bridge can be seen spanning the length of the Colorado River.
The Kaibab Suspension Bridge crossing the Colorado River

NPS Photo/Mike Anderson

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News Release Date: December 16, 2020

Contact: Joelle Baird, 928-638-7609

GRAND CANYON, Ariz. – On December 15 at approximately 7:41 a.m. the Grand Canyon Regional Communications Center received a call reporting a fatality above the Black Bridge on the South Kaibab Trail.   

Park rangers responded to the incident and located the victim, Jaiquan Carter, 23, of Phoenix, Arizona. Carter was believed to be day hiking when he fell approximately 80 ft. from the South Kaibab Trail.   

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



Last updated: December 16, 2020

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