36-Year-Old Woman From Westfield, Indiana Identified As Hiker Who Died Whille Hiking A Grand Canyon Trail
According to the Grand Canyon Regional Communications Center, a woman has died while trekking a Grand Canyon trail. She was attempting to make it to the Colorado River and back in one day.
At approximately 9 p.m. on May 14, the National Park Service received a report regarding an unresponsive hiker on the Bright Angel Trail located above the Three-Mile Resthouse.
The hiker was reported to be pulseless. According to authorities, a 36-year-old woman from Westfield, Indiana has been identified, although her name has not been released.
As per the park’s website, the Bright Angel Trail is the most favored trail in the Grand Canyon. However, similar to all the other trails that lead into the canyon, it is steep and challenging. Park rangers are recommending hikers who are heading down to the Colorado River to consult with them for safety tips.
It remains unclear whether the woman had any communication with a park ranger prior to embarking on her hike.
According to a release by NPS public affairs specialist Joelle Baird, an investigation into the cause of death was being conducted by NPS in coordination with Coconino County Medical Examiner.
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