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9/26/2012 3:56:00 PM
Man collapses and dies on Bright Angel Trail in Grand Canyon National Park
Death of 72 year-old David Roberts of Cleveland, Tenn. still under investigation
The Devil's Corkscrew, below Indian Garden on the Bright Angel Trail, on the way down to the Colorado River in Grand Canyon National Park. A 72-year old hiker died Sept. 25 in the vicinity on Bright Angel Trail. NPS photo by Michael Quinn.
The Devil's Corkscrew, below Indian Garden on the Bright Angel Trail, on the way down to the Colorado River in Grand Canyon National Park. A 72-year old hiker died Sept. 25 in the vicinity on Bright Angel Trail. NPS photo by Michael Quinn.
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Grand Canyon, Ariz. - At approximately 10:45 Sept. 25, the Grand Canyon Regional Communications Center received a 911 call reporting a man unconscious on the Bright Angel Trail approximately two and a half miles below the rim.

A park emergency medical technician responded from 1 ½ Mile Resthouse and upon arrival began CPR. Additional rangers were flown in and CPR continued for approximately one hour. Their life-saving efforts proved unsuccessful and 72 year-old David Roberts of Cleveland, Tenn. was declared deceased on scene.

The man's body was flown by helicopter to the South Rim Helibase and transferred to the Coconino County Medical Examiner.

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






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Posted: Monday, October 1, 2012
Article comment by: Grant Smith

Has there been any further news on this accident yet?



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