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Grand Canyon Fatality and Missing Person

July 01
16:46 2014

Another hiker has died in Grand Canyon National Park and another person is missing. The fatality occurred over the weekend on Bright Angel Trail. Officials report at approximately 11:30 am on Sunday, June 29, 2014, the Grand Canyon Regional Communications Center received a call reporting CPR had been initiated by bystanders and National Park Service personnel on a man at a location just above Three-Mile Rest House on the Bright Angel Trail.

Colorado RiverThe National Park Service helicopter was able to divert from another medical call at Indian Gardens and respond immediately to Three-Mile Rest House providing Advanced Life Support resuscitation efforts. All attempts to resuscitate the victim were unsuccessful.

The victim has been identified as a 62 year old male from Ohio who was hiking out the canyon after completing a commercial river trip.

An investigation into the incident is being conducted by the National Park Service in coordination with the Coconino County Medical Examiner. No additional information is available at this time.

Search Continues for Missing Man

Officials have been conducting a search for a another man missing on the Colorado River within the Grand Canyon National Park.

National Park Service Search and Rescue crews continue to look for Victor Tseng of Phoenix, AZ who went missing on Friday at River Mile 157 on the Colorado River.

Search and Rescue teams searched the area by air and boat on Saturday, June 28th. They continue to search the area by boat. At this time no clues or signs of Mr. Tseng have been found.

Tseng reportedly fell from a ledge into the river at approximately 3:10 p.m. on Friday, June 27. Tseng was not wearing a personal flotation device at the time and was last seen by members of his party below Havasu Rapids. Tseng is described as 68 years old, 5’7, 175 pounds with grey hair and brown eyes. He was wearing a long-sleeve aquamarine shirt, yellow bandana and tan pants.

The National Park Service is currently conducting a Search and Rescue operation. A missing persons investigation is on-going. No further information is available at this time. Any individual with information on the location of Victor Tseng should contact National Park Service Dispatch at 928-638-7805.

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