Grand Canyon National Park
A kayaker on a private river trip down the Colorado River through Grand Canyon National Park failed to successfully navigate a rapid and was pronounced dead after efforts to revive him failed.
For an overwhelming majority of visitors, national parks offer spectacular vistas that provide surroundings perfect for enjoyment, contemplation, and relaxation. For a small, yet significant, number, though, the parks are where they decide to die.
It seems not a week goes by without some dire issue being identified as a threat to the national parks. One week it might be funding woes, another week pollution, another diversity concerns, and then, of course, there's climate change.
Old abandoned mines are perfect for bats, but they're not ideal for humans. To protect both, crews at Grand Canyon National Park are getting to work on installing bat gates and warning signs at some old mines within the park's borders.
An unidentified man's body has been found floating in the Colorado River in Grand Canyon National Park, according to park officials.
An Arizona man on a river trip through Grand Canyon National Park has been killed in a fall in the canyon's inner gorge.
A California man apparently trying to leap from one outcrop to another on the South Rim of Grand Canyon National Park fell roughly 500 feet to his death, according to park officials.
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Grand Canyon National Park officials have identified a hiker who died in a remote area of the park as a 30-year-old Kansas man.