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Body Found In Colorado River In Grand Canyon, Thought To Be Missing Passenger

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A body recovered Friday from the Colorado River within Grand Canyon National Park was thought to be that of a commerical float trip passenger who vanished after falling off a ledge into the river a week ago.

The body, found about 25 miles downstream from where Victor Tseng, 68, of Phoenix, Arizona, fell into the river, was sent to the Coconino County Medical Examiner's Office in Flagstaff for identification, park officials said in a release. It was spotted about 9:30 a.m. Friday by a commercial river trip around River Mile 182.

Mr. Tseng was not wearing a life jacket at the time he fell off the ledge and into the river below Havasu Rapids, the park reported. Rangers used the park’s helicopter and boat to search the river corridor and area trails for two days after the man was reported missing. 

 

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