50-year-old Texas man collapsed and died while hiking @ Grand Canyon National Park
50-year-old Texas man collapsed and died while hiking @ Grand Canyon National Park

Tragic news from Grand Canyon National Park where a hiker died on Bright Angel Trail, approximately 100 feet below the Bright Angel Trailhead. The park staff received a report of an unresponsive hiker at approximately 2 p.m on Saturday July, 7th. The 50-year-old man from San Angelo, Texas collapsed on the trail and resuscitation attempts were unsuccessful. The park is in the midst of an extreme heat wave but it has not been determined if that played a factor in the fatality. Our thoughts are with the man’s family and friends.

Grand Canyon National Park Press Release:

On July 7 at approximately 2 p.m., the Grand Canyon Regional Communications Center received a report of an unresponsive hiker on the Bright Angel Trail, approximately 100 feet below the Bright Angel Trailhead.

Bystanders initiated CPR as Xanterra Fire and Security and National Park Service (NPS) medical personnel responded from the rim. All attempts by bystanders, Xanterra and NPS personnel to resuscitate the individual were unsuccessful. The hiker was a 50-year-old-male from San Angelo Texas who was attempting to reach the rim from an overnight stay at Havasupai Gardens.

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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