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Body Recovered in Grand Canyon, Assumed to be Missing Tour Guide

Body Recovered in Grand Canyon, Assumed to be Missing Tour Guide
September 22
10:43 2016

The body of a river guide gone missing in the Grand Canyon has been found.

On Tuesday, National Park Service personnel located a body on the Colorado River at River Mile 139.

Park rangers responded and recovered the body, which was transported to the rim by helicopter and transferred to the Coconino County Medical Examiner on Wednesday.

Based on evidence found with the body, it is believed to be that of missing 34 year old river guide Joshua Tourjee. Tourjee was reported missing by his river trip on September 12th when he failed to return to camp after visiting a neighboring river camp.

The National Park Service conducted a multi-day Search and Rescue operation. The Coconino County Medical Examiner will confirm positive identification.

An investigation into the incident is being conducted by the National Park Service and the Coconino County Medical Examiner.

No additional information is available at this time.

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