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Rangers Successfully Interevene With Possible Suicide

Rangers Successfully Interevene With Possible Suicide
May 12
15:31 2015

GRAND CANYON, ARIZ. – On Monday, May 11th the Grand Canyon Regional

Communications Center was contacted by the Tallmadge, OH Police

Department reporting a missing man who was believed to be suicidal and

currently at Grand Canyon.

Rangers were able to locate the individuals’ vehicle at the Bright

Angel Lodge and were able to trace the man to the Abyss on West

Rim/Hermit’s Rest Drive based on information provided by investigators

in Ohio. Rangers initiated contact with the man and over the course of

three-hours were able to safely move him away from the rim. The

individual was transported to the Flagstaff Area Medical Center for

evaluation.

An investigation into the incident is being conducted by the National

Park Service and the Tallmadge, OH Police Department.  No additional

information is available.

 

-NPS-

 

Public Affairs Office

Grand Canyon National Park

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