News Release Date:
June 20, 2016
Contact: Emily Davis, 928-525-6490
Grand Canyon, Ariz. –On Saturday June, 18 at approximately 3 pm the Grand Canyon Regional Communications Center received a call reporting a missing person in the extreme western portion of Grand Canyon National Park, near Kelly Tanks in Grand Canyon-Parashant National Monument.
Floyd E. Roberts III, 52, of Treasure Island, FL was reported missing by a member of his hiking group. Roberts is described as 5'11" tall, 170 lbs, with gray hair. He was last seen wearing a red long-sleeved shirt, blue jeans, multi-colored mesh Nike sneakers, a blue Lowe Alpine backpack, and white-rimmed sunglasses with orange lenses. Roberts and his party were on day one of a multi-day backpacking trip.
The National Park Service is conducting a Search and Rescue operation. A missing persons investigation is ongoing. No further information is available at this time. Any individual with information about Floyd Roberts should call the National Park Service information line at 928-638-7300.