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Search and rescue crews at Grand Canyon National Park have found a Maryland man who had been missing since Tuesday.


Authorities are searching for a Maryland man who is reported missing at Grand Canyon National Park. Park officials say they received a report around 9 p.m. Tuesday about an overdue backpacker in the vicinity of the Walhalla Plateau on the canyon’s North Rim. They say 66-year-old Clifton “Cliff” Beck of Mount Airy had obtained a backcountry permit to spend two nights on the Walhalla Plateau. It is believed that Beck is travelling alone and he was expected to exit the backcountry last Sunday. Park rangers searched unsuccessfully by aircraft Wednesday for Beck.

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Crews searching for a missing man at Grand Canyon National Park made an unexpected discovery this summer. 


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Authorities at Grand Canyon National Park say they are scaling back the search for a Texas man who has been missing for nearly three months. Park officials say 49-year-old Charles Lyon of Tyler was last seen at a hotel in Tusayan on June 10. They say Lyon abandoned his vehicle on the canyon's South Rim along Desert View Drive near Lipan Point on or around June 11 and was believed to be traveling alone. Beginning on June 11, crews searched extensively by ground and helicopter in that vicinity but there was no sign of Lyon.

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A new study tackles the mystery of the missing rocks at the bottom of the Grand Canyon. Scientists call this feature the Great Unconformity. It’s a billion-year-chunk of history that somehow eroded away, and now, scientists think they know why. KNAU’s Melissa Sevigny spoke with geologist Barra Peak at the University of Colorado-Boulder about her findings.

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Officials at Grand Canyon National Park say rangers have recovered the body of an Oregon man who fell to his death while on a Colorado River trip over the weekend.


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Authorities say a body found at the Grand Canyon is believed to be that of a Hungarian man who was reported missing in July. Grand Canyon National Park officials said the body believed to be 45-year-old Gabor Berczi-Tomcsanyi was found Monday about 430 feet below the rim at Yavapai Point. A park spokesperson said the man was a Hungarian national who lived in Hong Kong and who was traveling in the U.S. Southwest. Officials said they believed he entered the park on or around July 19. His family reported him missing on July 29 to Las Vegas police.


UPDATE 8/24/21: Crews at the Grand Canyon have found a hiker missing since Sunday from the Hermit Creek Camp area. This afternoon, search and rescue personnel located Arturo Hernandez from Surprise via helicopter along the Hermit Trail near Breezy Point. Officials say he’s in stable condition and awaiting a helicopter evacuation.

Crews at the Grand Canyon are conducting a search for a hiker missing since Sunday from the Hermit Creek Camp area.

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Authorities are asking the public to come forward with any information about a missing Hungarian man whose vehicle was found at Grand Canyon National Park. The family of 45-year-old Gabor Berczi-Tomcsanyi reported him missing to Las Vegas police. Authorities determined he recently traveled to the Grand Canyon as part of a larger trip to the U.S. Southwest. Rangers located his vehicle at a visitor center on Aug. 9 with his belongings inside. A park spokesperson says ground and aerial searches have turned up no sign of him so far.


Grand Canyon National Park officials have named longtime National Park Service employee Angela Boyers as chief ranger for the Division of Visitor and Resource Protection.