Indiana woman dies in Grand Canyon while trying to hike to Colorado River and back in one day
Officials say an Indiana woman died earlier this month while hiking in Grand Canyon National Park.
The National Park Service said Wednesday the 36-year-old man from Westfield died May 14 while attempting to hike to the Colorado River and back in one day. She was found unconscious on the Bright Angel Trail above the Three-Mile Resthouse.
His name was not included in a press release.
BODY OF MISSING VIRGINIA MAN FOUND IN SHENANDOAH NATIONAL PARK
The Coconino County Medical Examiner is assisting in an investigation into his death.
Park Rangers say the incident is a reminder that visitors, especially those touring the inner canyon, should be prepared for the weather. They anticipate extremely hot days in the coming weeks.
Some exposed areas of the trail can reach 120 degrees during the summer.
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Hiking in the inner canyon between 10 a.m. and 4 p.m. is strongly discouraged during hotter temperatures. They also don’t encourage hiking from the edge to the river and back in one day.
Rangers also say staff will be limited, which could lead to slower responses to emergency calls.