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.
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Foul Play Suspected: No
Suspected Suicide: No
Cause of Death: Believed Alive / Not Dead
Reported missing on July 14, 2021 - 313 days, 19 hours, 58 minutes ago
Found on July 15, 2021 - 312 days, 19 hours, 58 minutes ago
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