Grand Canyon, Ariz. – According to officials at the Grand Canyon National Park today, on Wednesday, September 25 at approximately 1:00 p.m., the Grand Canyon Regional Communications Center received a call with a report of a deceased person. The deceased, a 67-year-old female, was reported to be on the Colorado River within the Grand Canyon National Park at river mile 209.
209 Mile Rapid is located at River Mile 209 and is rated a 3 grade rapid on the Grand Canyon scale of 1-10 with 10 being the most difficult. It is not known at this time if the rapid had anything to do with the woman's death.
An investigation into the death in the Grand Canyon is currently being conducted by the National Park Service in coordination with the Mohave County Medical Examiner. An autopsy is being performed to determine the cause of death. The identity of the victim is being withheld pending family notifications. The park officials report that once notifications are made the deceased’s identity will be released. No further information is available at this time.
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