Hiker dies near Bright Angel Trailhead in Grand Canyon National Park

File photo shows the Bright Angel Trail as it begins its descent from Grand Canyon Village into the canyon, date not specified | Photo courtesy of National Park Service, St. George News

GRAND CANYON, Ariz. – A 50-year-old male hiker from San Angelo, Texas, died Sunday in Grand Canyon National Park.

According to a press release from the National Park Service, the Grand Canyon Regional Communications Center received a report at approximately 2 p.m. of an unresponsive hiker on the Bright Angel Trail, approximately 100 feet below the Bright Angel Trailhead.

He reportedly was attempting to reach the rim from an overnight stay at Havasupai Gardens.

Bystanders initiated CPR as Xanterra Fire and Security and park service medical personnel responded from the rim. All attempts by bystanders, Xanterra and NPS personnel to resuscitate the individual were unsuccessful, the news release said.

An investigation into the incident is being conducted by the NPS in coordination with the Coconino County Medical Examiner.

No additional information is available at this time.

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