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Rangers’ log

During the period of March 16-23, U.S. Park Rangers at Grand Canyon National Park responded to the following incidents:

Saturday, March 16

o An emergency medical call was taken at Grand Canyon School of a 15-year-old student suffering an epileptic seizure. The parents refused treatment.

o Rangers responded to a report of an intrusion alarm at Grand Canyon Walk-In Clinic. It was determined that a door into the clinic had been unlocked and open for most of the night.

o Rangers reported more problems with coyotes being a hazard in the Mather Point-Pipe Creek Overlook area.

o Rangers responded to a pair of one-vehicle accidents at Grandview Point because of road and weather conditions. Both vehicles were disabled and removed by Amfac tow service.

o Firefighters responded to a dumpster fire in Trailer Village.

Sunday, March 17

o Rangers responded to a one-vehicle accident near Maswik Lodge after a woman lost control of her rental car ad left the roadway. The vehicle went over a curb to cause damage to the front end. The vehicle was towed by Amfac. There were no injuries reported.

o Road crews were called out early to plow and cinder. Rangers reported snow-packed hazardous conditions on Desert View Drive. The village area remained hazardous as well with several vehicles observed sliding through intersections.

o Several people observed an elk with cargo net in his antlers near the residential area.

o A coyote in the South Entrance Station area caused multiple traffic jams and near-miss motor-vehicle collisions. Ranger staffers were unable to take action without appropriate personnel on the scene.

o Rangers responded to a motor-vehicle accident at Mather Point when one vehicle slid into a parked vehicle while he was trying to park. There was minor damage to each vehicle.

o An emergency medical call was taken at Phantom Ranch of a female (age not reported) complaining of hip pain. The hiker was treated overnight and flown out to the South Rim in the morning for eventual transport to Flagstaff Medical Center.

Monday, March 18

o Rangers reported hazardous road conditions because of early morning snowfall and freezing temperatures. Several single-vehicle accidents occurred.

Tuesday, March 19

o An emergency medical call was taken at the Bright Angel bus parking lot of a quadriplegic who injured his lower leg between his motorized wheelchair and the parking lot curb. The injury was assessed and stabilized. The man refused transport to Flagstaff Medical Center.

o Rangers took a report of larceny involving the theft of items with an approximate value of $1,500 taken from a room in Victor Hall.

o An emergency medical call was taken (site not reported) of a 13-year-old girl complaining of a swollen jaw. The girl was examined and released.

Wednesday, March 20

o Firefighters responded to a dumpster fire in Trailer Village on R Street. The fire, caused by coals placed in the dumpster, was extinguished.

o An emergency medical call was taken at Maricopa Point of a 54-year-old woman who twisted her ankle. The woman, who had a fracture, was transported to Grand Canyon Walk-In Clinic.

o Rangers responded to an alarm at the Amfac Purchasing building. A search was conducted and no signs of forced entry were found.

o Thomas Knoles III, (age not listed), Flagstaff, was cited for obstructing traffic on Village Loop Road. The vehicle was towed and impounded.

Thursday, March 21

o Rangers responded to a domestic dispute between a husband and wife in the El Tovar Hotel parking lot. Each spouse was upset after being separated for several hours.

o Rangers responded to a one-vehicle accident at a Grand Canyon Village residence. There was property damage only.

o Rangers responded to a burglary alarm at an Amfac building. A check of the building found no signs of forced entry.

Friday, March 22

o An emergency medical call was taken at Mormon Flats of a 23-year-old man with dehydration. The man was transported to Flagstaff Medical Center.

o An emergency medical call was taken (site not reported) of a 21-year-old woman with shortness of breath and epigastric pain. The woman was transported to Flagstaff Medical Center.

o Rangers responded to a disorderly conduct situation involving two Supai residents who had a dispute over a clothesline. Rangers issued verbal warnings to each person.

o An emergency medical call was taken at Trailer Village of a 47-year-old woman with pains in her side. Advanced life support was administered and the woman refused further treatment.

o An emergency medical call was taken (site not reported) of an 8-year-old child with an upper respiratory infection. Advanced life support was administered and the woman refused further treatment.

o Brian Burke, 20, Winchester, Mass., was cited for possession of a controlled substance and drug paraphernalia after a vehicle stop on Village Loop Road.

o Rangers recovered human remains below Grander Point. A technical team accessed, investigated and packaged the remains for helicopter removal.

Saturday, March 23

o Rangers issued citations to a group of campers, all under age 21, who were found in possession of alcohol, a controlled substance and drug paraphernalia. The group was found camping in the parking lot of the Shoshone Point trailhead. The site was cleaned and the fire drenched and removed.

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