Grand Canyon officials searching for missing Japanese man

Yoshikazu Yamada, 71, reported missing in Grand Canyon National Park on Oct. 6, 2012 | Photo courtesy of Grand Canyon National Park
Yamada’s passport photo, date unknown | Photo courtesy of Grand Canyon National Park

GRAND CANYON, Ariz. – Rangers in Grand Canyon National park are searching for a man that was last seen waiting to get on a commercial tour bus near Bright Angel Lodge in Grand Canyon National Park.  The man had been traveling with a companion and failed to get on the bus Saturday afternoon, Oct. 6. His companion reported him missing.

The missing man has been identified as 76-year-old Yoshikazu Yamada, a Japanese national.  Yamada is 5 feet 6 inches tall, 150 pounds, has grey hair and brown eyes and wears glasses.  He was last seen wearing a grey short sleeve button down shirt, light brown photography vest, black pants, black tennis shoes, and a brown sun hat.

Park investigators are asking anyone that may have seen Yamada on or since Oct. 6, or who might have information about his whereabouts to call the park’s Silent Witness line at 928-638-7766.


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