Grand Canyon rangers recover unidentified body at South Rim

GRAND CANYON, Ariz.  – Rangers in Grand Canyon National Park recovered a man’s body from below the South Rim Monday.

Around 3:15 p.m., the Grand Canyon Regional Communications Center received notification from the Arizona Department of Public Safety that a man might be on his way to the park with the intent of harming himself.

With no information available to narrow the search, rangers began looking for the man or his vehicle throughout the South Rim. At around 5:30 p.m., rangers spotted what appeared to be a body located approximately 400 feet below the rim a few miles east of Duck on a Rock on Desert View Drive. The body was recovered, carried up to the rim and transferred to the Coconino County Medical Examiner.

An investigation into the incident is being conducted by the National Park Service in coordination with the medical examiner. The identity of the man is being withheld pending positive identification and notification of next-of-kin.

Submitted by: Grand Canyon National Park

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