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Contact: Kirby-Lynn Shedlowski, 928-638-7958
Grand Canyon, Ariz.– At approximately 11:30 am the Grand Canyon Regional Communications Center received a call reporting CPR in progress just above Three-Mile Rest House on the Bright Angel Trail.
Bystanders initiated CPR and National Park Service personnel responded from up trail and assisted with resuscitation efforts. The National Park Service helicopter was able to divert from another medical call at Indian Gardens and respond immediately to Three-Mile Rest House providing Advanced Life Support resuscitation efforts. All attempts to resuscitate the victim were unsuccessful
The victim is a 62 year old male from Ohio who was hiking out the canyon after completing a commercial river trip. Pending family notifications the identity of the victim is being withheld, once notifications are made the deceased's identity will be released.
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.