FLAGSTAFF — One person who went missing from a Colorado River rafting trip in the Grand Canyon during a flash flood was found dead Thursday, July 15, 2021, in frigid water while a second person was found alive, a park spokeswoman said.
As of 12:30p Thursday, one of the missing individuals reportedly was found with no injuries, according to a tweet by Grand Canyon National Park.
Currently, search and rescue efforts are underway "to treat and transport those injured patients from the Tatahatso area," the tweet said.
Authorities got a call on Wednesday evening from someone on a commercial trip on the Colorado River saying people had been injured and were asking for emergency help, said park spokesperson Joelle Baird. Park crews launched a search from the ground, water and air for at least two people who were missing, she said.
No other information on the identities of the missing people was immediately released.
Foul Play Suspected: Unknown / Undisclosed
Suspected Suicide: Unknown / Undisclosed
Reported missing on July 14, 2021 - 18 days, 22 hours, 53 minutes ago
Found on July 15, 2021 - 17 days, 22 hours, 53 minutes ago
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This case file has been assigned the Missing Persons ID 5242
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