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Contact: Kirby-Lynn Shedlowski, 928/638-7958
Grand Canyon, Ariz. –Twenty-one year old Drake L. Kramer remains missing at Grand Canyon National Park;and a six day search by the National Park Service has turned up no additional clues as to his whereabouts.
Kramer was last seen on Sunday, February 1 in the vicinity of the Bright Angel Lodge on the South Rim. He had spent the previous night as a guest at the lodge and checked out on the morning of the 1st. He was reported missing by members of his family on Monday, February 2nd.
For the past six days park rangers have extensively searched the South Rim developed area stretching from Hermit's Rest on the west side to Grandview on the east. Teams of searchers have walked miles along the canyon rim, searched heavily forested areas, utilized dog teams, performed several over the rim technical searches, and conducted multiple aerial reconnaissance missions to support ground searchers. Kramer is described as 5'7, 140 pounds, brown hair and blue eyes. He is last known to be wearing blue jeans and an olive green sweatshirt.
With no additional clues to guide search efforts on land, the search will be scaled back to a continuous, but limited mode in which rangers and pilots will continue to search for clues when in the area. In addition, flyers with Kramer's picture and description remain posted at various South Rim locations;and anyone who may have information regarding his whereabouts is encouraged to call National Park Service Silent Witness Line at 928-638-7840. Any additional clues collected will guide future search efforts.
No additional information is available at this time.