During the period of Feb. 18-24, U.S. Park Rangers at Grand Canyon National Park responded to the following incidents:
Sunday, Feb. 18
o Rangers received a report via the emergency phone at 1-Mile Resthouse of a hiker in distress on the Bright Angel Trail. A 50-year-old (sex not reported) was complaining of fatigue and rapid pulse. Upon assessment and treatment, a ranger hiked the subject to the rim.
Monday, Feb. 19
o An emergency medical call was taken at the El Tovar Hotel of a 39-year-old woman with prior cardiac history complaining of chest pain. The patient was transported to Grand Canyon Walk-In Clinic.
o Rangers took a report of a local employee allegedly threatening to shoot a superior for disciplinary action. Rangers interviewed the suspect and determined he had tried to scare the co-worker.
o An emergency medical call was taken at Mojave Point of a 32-year-old woman who twisted her right knee. The patient refused treatment.
o An emergency medical call was taken at the El Tovar Hotel of a 48-year-old woman suffering from anaphylaxis (physical reaction to an allergenic substance). The patient was transported to Flagstaff Medical Center.
o Rangers assisted the Coconino County Sheriff’s Office with a domestic violence incident at Holiday Inn Express in Tusayan.
o Rangers issued a citation to a man (no age or residence listed) for littering after a significant amount of trash determined to be his was lying in the roadway at the intersection of Albright and Mohave streets.
Tuesday, Feb. 20
o Rangers responded to a minor motor vehicle collision at the Maswik railroad tracks. A report was taken. There was less than $1,000 damage.
Wednesday, Feb. 21
o Rangers responded to a report of a woman possibly falling into the Canyon at Grandeur Point Tuesday evening. An investigation and hasty search was initiated and suspended at midnight. A NPS helicopter conducted an aerial search at 9 a.m. Wednesday and located a body about 360 feet below the rim shortly thereafter. A short-haul operation was initiated to insert a recovery team, document the scene and extract the victim.
o An emergency medical call was taken at Trailer Village of a 54-year-old woman who fell on stairs at her residence, injuring both ankles. The patient was transported to Grand Canyon Walk-In Clinic.
o A. Tahy Jr., 40, Chinle, was cited for shoplifting a bottle of vodka from Market Plaza General Store. The man admitted to the crime, was cited and released.
o Rangers responded to a report of a domestic violence incident involving a juvenile male at Trailer Village. The parents were contacted.
o A Grand Canyon man (no age reported) was arrested for under the influence of alcohol and disorderly conduct after he was observed passed out in the Victor Hall parking lot.
o An emergency medical call was taken at the El Tovar Hotel of a 65-year-old woman complaining of a lump in her leg. The patient refused treatment.
o Rangers performed a civil standby while Amfac housing moved individuals to another residence.
o Eric Aragon, 23, Grand Canyon, was cited for disorderly conduct/fighting in Colter Hall after he allegedly hit a man for dancing with a woman in her room. Aragon tested at .18 for alcohol. He was told to not return to Colter Hall that evening or he would be arrested for trespassing.
o An emergency medical call was taken from Grand Canyon Walk-In Clinic requesting an air evacuation for a 59-year-old woman who was experiencing cardiac difficulties. The patient was transported to Flagstaff Medical Center.
Thursday, Feb. 22
o Rangers received a call from a 23-year-old woman who said her boyfriend was creating a disturbance at their residence.
o An emergency medical call was taken at the back door of Grand Canyon Walk-In Clinic of a 55-year-old man with a history of heart problems complaining of chest pain. The patient was transported via helicopter to Flagstaff Medical Center.
o Rangers took a report of a man at Market Plaza General Store playing a flute and asking for money. A man from Peru and a woman from New York were contacted. They were selling compact discs with a guitar case out asking for money. They were told to quit and get a permit if they wished to continue.
o An emergency medical call was taken at Maswik Lodge of a 21-year-old woman complaining of dizziness. The patient was transported to Flagstaff Medical Center.
o A 17-year-old Grand Canyon resident was cited for leaving the scene of an accident and failure to maintain control after she drove her vehicle from Boulder Street to Apache West and struck an electric transformer box. The girl then drove the significantly damaged vehicle until it broke down on Center Road and Albright Street. Electricity was out for four hours in the Apache West area. An emergency vehicle responded for a fuel spill on Center Road.
o Rangers received a call from a family who reported that a 54-year-old woman had been missing for about four hours. The missing woman was to meet family at the fireplace at the Bright Angel Lodge. The woman was located at the El Tovar Hotel fireplace and reunited with her family at the Bright Angel.
Friday, Feb. 23
o Rangers assisted a family whose motorhome broke down on Desert View Drive just east of Lipan Point. Traffic control and transportation of four family members was provided back to Grand Canyon Village. The motorhome’s transmission failed.
o An emergency medical call was taken at the park’s "old commissary" when a 43-year-old man fell through a plate-glass window. The man was transported to Grand Canyon Walk-In Clinic with several head lacerations.
o An emergency medical call was taken at Canyon View Information Plaza of a 26-year-old woman who was complaining of nausea and vomiting. The woman, who did not desire emergency assistance, was transported from CVIP to Grand Canyon Walk-In Clinic.
o Rangers issued a verbal warning to a 50-year-old Victor Hall resident who was discovered near the Yavapai Lodge loading dock looking for his sunglasses. Concerned employees became suspicious of the suspect’s behavior and contacted rangers. It was determined that he was under the influence of alcohol, given the verbal warning and transported to Victor Hall.
o Rangers responded to a report of an intoxicated man who was cut off at a local bar and refused to leave. The 21-year-old Grand Canyon man was issued a verbal warning for disorderly conduct.
Saturday, Feb. 24
o Rangers responded to a single-car accident at Moran Point. A 50-year-old Tuba City woman reported that while traveling west on Desert View Drive, her vehicle hit a patch of ice, slid off the road and hit a tree near the point. The woman drove to Grand Canyon Village to report the incident. She was alone and claimed no injuries. There was minimal damage to the vehicle.
o An emergency medical call was taken at ranger operations of a man (no age reported) who was experiencing shortness of breath. The man was a recent arrival to the higher elevation and had been drinking. The patient refused treatment.