<center>Rangers' Log</center>

During the period of July 5-9, U.S. Park Rangers at Grand Canyon National Park responded to the following incidents:

Thursday, July 5

o National Park Service firefighters responded to a fire alarm at Albright Training Center, but no fire was found. It was concluded that the fire alarm was activated accidentally.

o An emergency medical call was taken on the Rim Trail of a 28-year-old woman who lost her footing and suffered a ground-level fall. The patient was transported to Grand Canyon Walk-In Clinic for a possible broken right ankle.

o Rangers took a report of theft involving 40 to 50 stolen compact discs from a Coconino Apartment. The suspect likely entered through an open window and took the screen out to gain access.

o Rangers responded to a single-vehicle accident near Duck on a Rock overlook. One passenger was transported to Grand Canyon Walk-In Clinic for a possible spine injury.

o An emergency medical call was taken at River Mile 74 of a 51-year-old man who was bitten by a rattlesnake. The patient was flown out and transported to Flagstaff Medical Center. It was the second rattlesnake bite incident in recent weeks.

o An emergency medical call was taken at Phantom Ranch of a 23-year-old man suffering from heat exhaustion. The man was flown out and transferred to Grand Canyon Walk-In Clinic.

o Rangers received a report of a 32-year-old woman who had collapsed about one mile above Roaring Springs in the inner canyon at around 9 a.m. A hiking partner made it up to the North Rim and notified park personnel two hours later. A search began, but the woman had already opted to hike out herself. She was later found by trail crew 1.5 miles below the North Rim and she refused medical attention.

o An emergency medical call was taken on the Bright Angel Trail of a hiker (sex, age not reported) who sustained an ankle injury while trying to catch a river trip. The patient was flown from Three-Mile Rest House to the South Rim and transferred to Grand Canyon Walk-In Clinic.

o An emergency medical call was taken at River Mile 92 of a 28-year-old woman with second-degree burns. The woman was flown out and transferred to Grand Canyon Walk-In Clinic.

Friday, July 6

o Rangers assisted the Coconino County Sheriff’s Office with a possible domestic violence situation at a hotel employee dormitory in Tusayan. CCSO was to continue the investigation.

o Rangers reported that an afternoon rainstorm resulted in hail in the Moran Flats area as well as flowing water in the arroyo below Connie’s Curve.

o An emergency medical call was taken (site not reported) of a 9-year-old boy with vomiting and seizures. The patient was transported to Flagstaff Medical Center.

o Rangers responded to a motor-vehicle accident at the South Entrance Station. There were no injuries and minor damage.

o An emergency medical call was taken at Phantom Ranch of a 12-year-old girl suffering from nausea and vomiting. The girl was flown out and transported to Grand Canyon Walk-In Clinic.

o An emergency medical call was taken at River Mile 94 (94-Mile Canyon) of a 28-year-old man suffering from a severe laceration to his calf. The man was flown out and transported to Grand Canyon Walk-In Clinic. The patient was later transferred to Flagstaff Medical Center via Guardian.

Saturday, July 7

o The National Park Service reported that the Coconino County Sheriff’s Office would be conducting a search from a base camp at Coconino Siding. The morning search was to include cadaver dogs along with family members of the missing person, who was 13-year-old Justin Richardson.

o An emergency medical call was taken at Maswik Lodge of a 10-year-old girl who hit her head. The girl’s father refused treatment.

o An emergency medical call was taken at a campsite of a 5-year-old girl who hit her head while playing with her brother. The parents requested to meet a ranger at the closed clinic. The child was examined and parents notified of the clinic hours. The parents refused further treatment.

o Rangers responded to a mutual aid call by the Coconino County Sheriff’s Office to serve as backup for a possible domestic violence incident involving a newlywed couple fighting inside a hotel.

o An emergency medical call was taken at Bright Angel Lodge of an 18-year-old woman who fainted. The patient was transported to Grand Canyon Walk-In Clinic.

o Rangers received a report of a man who was allowing his dog try to bite squirrels along the Rim Trail by the Arizona Room. The man was not located.

o An emergency medical call was taken (site not reported) of a 3-year-old child stung by a bee three times. The boy was checked and released.

o Rangers responded to a report of a burglary that occurred at the Maswik Lodge bar sometime after 1:30 a.m. on July 7. The investigation was continuing.

o A 17-year-old boy was issued a verbal warning for disorderly conduct after allegedly threatening an adult woman at Grand Canyon High School. The boy was part of a group doing community service.

Sunday, July 8

o An emergency medical call was taken at Buggln Hill of an Arkansas woman (age not reported) who fell off her bicycle after colliding with her husband’s rear tire. The woman only requested first aid and transported herself to Flagstaff Medical Center.

o An emergency medical call was taken near Mohave Point and Hopi Point of a woman (age not reported) who fell down a gravel slope between Hermit Road and the Rim Trail. The woman, who complained of a painful, swollen and deformed right ankle, was carried back to the road and transported to Flagstaff Medical Center.

o An emergency medical call was taken at the base of the Bright Angel Lodge stairs of a woman (age not reported) who had fainted and was experiencing shortness of breath. The woman was transported to Flagstaff Medical Center.

o Rangers responded to various minor first aid calls from the back door of Grand Canyon Walk-In Clinic and Canyon View Information Plaza. All were treated and encouraged to seek additional treatment.

o Rangers responded to a report of approximately 15 people in front of Maswik Lodge smoking marijuana. The group was contacted and found to be smoking cigarettes "that smelled like marijuana." There is no report of any citations.

Monday, July 9

o An emergency medical call was taken at Hopi House of a woman (age not reported) experiencing chest pains and shortness of breath. The patient refused treatment.

o An emergency medical call was taken (site not reported) of a 58-year-old man who fell off a mule and injured his wrist. The patient was transported to Grand Canyon Walk-In Clinic.

o A woman (name withheld, no age reported) was cited for trespassing in Victor Hall. The woman was given a verbal warning for disorderly conduct for allegedly threatening an occupant of Colter Hall.

o Rangers responded to a report of a suspicious person roaming around Colter Hall. The person was later found on the Rim Trail near the Bright Angel Lodge. The person was lost visitor.

o Matthew C. Lewis, 25, Grand Canyon, was arrested and charged with driving under the influence and DUI above .10 following a vehicle stop on Village Loop Road.

o Krista Anastasi, 22, Grand Canyon, was cited for unreasonable noise after rangers responded to a loud party at Maswik Lodge. Bethany Wells, 20, Grand Canyon, was cited for minor consumption of alcohol.

o Rangers took a report of a missing 14-year-old girl, last seen with her sisters. The sisters, who returned home intoxicated, said the missing girl was also intoxicated and ran off. Parents were asked to contact dispatch if the girl returned home or did not return home by morning. The teen returned home the following day.

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