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Body Found in Grand Canyon

Missing hiker died on Tanner Trail

On Sunday, park rangers recovered the body of a man who went missing last week in the Grand Canyon near Tanner Beach. Two backpackers had observed the man as he was hiking out of the canyon on Friday and, finding him distressed by the heat, urged him to return with them to the river. When the pair returned to the trail on Saturday, they found only the man’s abandoned pack and no sign of the hiker himself. They later alerted rangers, who launched a search operation by helicopter. The crew spotted and recovered the man's body in a wash above the trail on Sunday. His name has not yet been released. Arizona Hiker lists the Tanner Trail as one of the most remote and difficult trails in the Grand Canyon, calling the uphill trip a “death march” because it gains 5,000 feet in elevation and lacks easy access to water. The organization's guide recommends avoiding the trail altogether in summertime. Temperatures in the canyon reached as high as 108 degrees over the weekend.

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