Authorities are now scaling back the search for a woman that went missing in Grand Canyon National Park. According to park rangers, Kaitlin Anne Kenney, 21, was last seen at her group's camp near Tapeats Creek, which is located on the northern area of the Colorado River. On Jan. 15, KKTV reported that Kenney has been missing since Saturday.
After Kenney was reported missing, a thorough search mission was initiated. Over the weekend, helicopter and ground crews scoured the area with no sign of the woman.
Search efforts were mainly focused on the Tapeats, Deer Creek drainages and Surprise Valley areas. On Monday, members of the ground search concentrated their efforts in the Tapeats Creek area.
Based on the description given by park rangers, Kenney is 5 feet, 5 inches tall and 125 pounds, with brown hair and brown eyes. She was last seen wearing a tan coat and tan pants, a gray shirt, a multicolored scarf, a black knit cap and hiking boots.
On Tuesday, the decision was made to scale back the search because authorities didn't have any new clues. However, a limited search by pilots and rangers will continue.